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Lovely Lace Pillow

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.


A gorgeous lace trim gives this simple, yet sophisticated pillow a tasteful, timeless look. Use as a decor item in your living room or bedroom.

 

Project Needs & Notes:


- 1/2 yard linen
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Polyester fiberfill
- 1 3/4 yards - 2 1/2" wide decorative lace trim
- Roll of masking tape or ribbon spool
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing

The designs used in this tutorial include:
- M6937, Hollyhocks with Flourish
-
G2410, Rose Blossom (Candlewicking)

Finished Size:
11" x 14 1/2" high

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Draw an 11 1/2" x 15" rectangle on the linen.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Center the template within the shape. Mark the center point and horizontal and vertical axis points.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together, lining up the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly aligned with the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.


Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Lay the embroidered front piece on top of the fabric, right sides together, and pin in place.

Cut around the shape of the front piece.

Remove the pins and set the back fabric aside for now.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Align the edge of the lace trim with the edges of the embroidered fabric piece, starting at the bottom edge (right sides together).

Pin the trim in place around the entire outer edge of fabric overlapping the ends of the trim about 1 1/4".

Turn the ends of the trim in about 1/2" to the wrong side and tuck one end underneath the other. Pin in place.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Sew a 1/8" seam along the entire outer edge of the fabric tacking the trim in place.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Lay the front/trim piece flat with the right side facing up.

Align the back piece on top, right sides together, and pin in place.

Sew a 1/4" seam along the outer edges leaving about 5" open along the bottom edge for turning.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Stuff the pillow with polyester fiberfill until firm.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Turn the fabric of the opening in 1/4" and using needle and thread sew the opening shut.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
This sweet pillow is the perfect addition to any elegant home decor. The lace and embroidery give it a classic style that will last for years to come.

Free project instructions to create a lovely lace pillow.
Change the color of the fabric and lace to match your home decor or favorite design. Here a candlewicking design adds a traditional, antique style.

Lovely Lace Pillow



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Products used in this Project:

Roses with Flourish $6.49 - $7.99

Available in 4 Sizes:

6.90" x 7.67" | 6.50" x 7.23" | 5.85" x 6.50" | 4.83" x 5.37"

Poppies with Flourish $6.49 - $7.99

Available in 4 Sizes:

6.74" x 7.79" | 6.30" x 7.29" | 5.85" x 6.75" | 4.81" x 5.57"

Pansies with Flourish $6.49 - $7.99

Available in 4 Sizes:

6.88" x 8.15" | 6.10" x 7.22" | 5.40" x 6.39" | 4.85" x 5.74"

Rose Blossom (Candlewicking) $5.99 - $6.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.98" x 11.77" | 5.85" x 9.87" | 4.06" x 6.85"