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Cream Silk Pillow with Monogram and Roses

Photos and instructions for this precious pillow have been provided by Bobbie Berry from Memphis. Bobbie, thank you!

The pillow is made of cream artificial silk, decorated with matching trim and monogrammed with 3 letters from Monogram #2 alphabet. The 3-letter monogram is surrounded by bullion roses designs from Sweetfashion Roses set. Scroll down to read instructions for this project:

Cream Silk Pillow with Monogram and Roses

Instructions for making this pillow:

Cut two pieces of decorator fabric (14" x 18" size). Stitch your embroidery design(s). Cut a 3"x2" piece of fabric and fold both sides towards the middle and stitch to lower middle of front piece.

Pin decorative cord trim, right sides together, around the edge of the front piece, beginning and ending in the middle of the small flange piece. Stitch cording and clip edges. Fold flange down and stitch (On very heavy cording trim this will prevent you from having an overlap that would be difficult or impossible to sew over.)

Pin back to front, right sides together and stitch, leaving a 5" opening in the bottom. Turn right side out, through the opening. Fill with fiberfill and blind stitch opening. Finished!

Here are links to get the alphabet and roses designs used in this project. And if you want even more bullion roses - check out this set too. It offers some very good shapes for decorating monograms.

Tips:

1. If you want to use more than one letter to make a monogram, like in this project, you may want to align and join them into a single file using your embroidery software. It's easier than aligning each one separately using the paper template method. So if you manage to keep within your largest hoop - go for it. To learn joining designs in embroidery software click here...

2. If your fabric pieces are too small, too delicate, too slippery or too fat for hooping, you may hoop only a piece of cutaway backing, spray temporary adhesive spray on it, then stick the fabric in appropriate spot and embroider whatever you need to embroider. To get some cutaway backing and temporary adhesive spray, please visit our stabilizers section...