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Green Canvas Pillow with Iris Embroidery Designs

This lovely green pillow, decorated with iris embroidery designs and initial, has been created by Bobbie Berry from Memphis. Bobbie, thank you! It looks great.

The pillow was sewn of green canvas-type fabric, and decorated with matching green trim and embroidery designs. The designs have been embroidered using ThreaDelight polyester machine embroidery thread.
The initial letter is from "Iris Initials" embroidery font and the corner is from "Iris Blossoms" embroidery designs set. Here's a photo of the finished pillow:

Green Canvas Pillow with Iris Embroidery Designs

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!


1. If you want to use more than one design at once, like on this pillow, it may be possible to align and join them into a single file using embroidery software. It's easier than aligning each design separately using the paper template method. So if you manage to keep within your largest hoop - go for it. Here you may learn joining designs in embroidery software.

2. If your piece of fabric is problematic for hooping (too small, too delicate, too slippery or too thick), you may hoop a piece of backing (without the fabric), spray some temporary adhesive spray on that backing and then stick the fabric to an appropriate spot and embroider.

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