• Friday , 25 July 2014

Home Sentiment Pillow in Traditional Embroidery

Home Sentiment Pillow in Traditional Embroidery

Home Sentiment Pillow

Stitch this pretty sentiment for your home and display it on the sofa or a favorite chair. Or, make the project as housewarming gift for a special friend or new neighbor.

The project is worked in traditional embroidery stitches and can be finished as a pillow (as shown) or framed as art. Either way, it’s a nice way to express your love of home, sweet home.

The finished size of the design area is 7×14 inches. Transfer the pattern to the fabric and embroider the project uses basic embroidery stitches including satin stitch, back stitch, French knots and lazy daisy stitches.

Additional complimentary patterns can be found on the Free Patterns and Projects page.

Materials Needed:
  • Two 8×15” pieces of white, 36-count evenweave linen
  • 1 1/3 yards white loop trim or lace edging (optional)
  • White all-purpose thread
  • Size 9 or 10 embroidery needle
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing material
  • DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss, 2 skeins of 834 Saffron Medium, 1 skein each of 470 Avocado Medium, 3348 Avocado Light, 3722 Rose Wine Medium Dark,  976 Antique Gold Light, 3755 Delft Blue Light.
Directions:

Download the Home Sentiment PDF Pattern. Edge-finish both of the pieces of fabric by applying a seam sealant, or overcasting the edges using your sewing machine.  Transfer the embroidery design to one of the rectangles of fabric using a water soluble transfer pen.

Embroider the design using 2 strands of the 6-strand floss in the needle for all areas, following the diagram in the pattern and working the design using traditional embroidery stitches. For best results, use a laying tool to help ensure smooth satin stitched areas.

After completing the embroidery, stitch the trim to the outside edges of the embroidered rectangle.

Place the embroidered rectangle and the remaining rectangle together, having the right sides facing. Using all-purpose thread, stitch around all 4 sides, leaving a 3-inch opening along the bottom edge of the pillow covering for turning.  Turn the pillow covering right-side-out through the opening and stuff. Hand stitch the turning opening closed to complete the project.


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