OLd Gold Silk Pillow with Heraldic Embroidery Designs:
pillow, decorated with heraldic embroidery designs and initial, has been created
by Bobbie Berry from Memphis. Bobbie, thank you! It's really
The pillow was sewn of silk fabric in old-gold color, and
decorated with matching golden trim and embroidery designs. The designs have
been embroidered using metallic
machine embroidery thread. The initial letter is from "Gold
Capitals" embroidery font, and the decorative elements are from "Heraldic
Gold" embroidery designs set. Here's a photo of this beautiful
Instructions for making
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.
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
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
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. You
may find some embroidery backing and temporary adhesive