Monogram Pillow

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Add a bit of style and flair to your home décor by stitching this beautiful easy-to-make monogram pillow.

Materials

  • Fabrics: Floral print, 1⁄2 yd.; Coordinating solid, 3⁄8 yd.
  • Flower trim: 1⁄2″, 1-1⁄2 yds.; 1⁄4″, 2 yds.
  • Self-adhesive stitched monogram, 4″
  • Fiberfill stuffing

Tools

  • Needle and matching thread
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Tea bags and paintbrush (optional)
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, straight pins, iron and pressing surface

Directions

(Note: Sew seams with right sides of fabrics facing, using 1⁄4″ seam allowance.)

Step 1

From floral print fabric, cut two 3-1⁄2″x10″ strips and two 3-1⁄2″x16″ strips. From coordinating solid, cut one 10” square and one 16” square.

Step 2

Sew short floral strips to top and bottom and long floral strips to sides of 10″ square. Press seams open.

Step 3

With right sides facing, sew pieced pillow front to 16″ square, leaving 3″ opening for turning. Trim corners at angle; turn right side out. Stuff pillow; hand-sew opening closed.

Step 4

Hand-stitch 1⁄4″ trim to outside pillow edge. Adhere flower trim around solid square edge on pillow front. (Note: Use straight pins to hold in place while adhering.)

Step 5

To antique monogram, if desired, make a strong cup of tea. Paint tea onto monogram; let dry. Remove backing and apply monogram to pillow.

by Rebekah Meier

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