This is a Vintage pillow tutorial, but you could use this technique with new fabric as well.
This pillow was so fun to make. I cut a piece of fabric that was hand embroidered for the front of the pillow. It was not quite big enough so I cut piece of fabric to mount the embroidery to. Then I cut a top and bottom piece for the back.
I hemmed one end for the top back and one end for the bottom back. First I pressed the seams, then did the sewing.
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Next I pinned the embroidery work to the front piece.
After I sewed it in place, I removed the pins.
I placed the front right side up. then placed the upper back on top.
Then placed the lower back on last. I pinned it, then sewed the pieces to together.
I trimmed the corners.
Then turned it right side out and inserted the pillow form. That was a very fast project.
I noticed there was a pulled piece of blue embroidery thread, so I pulled that piece over to the back.
And I put it in my blue check French chair in my study. I really like it. Using old vintage pieces like this can give you a very custom feel. You’ll have pillows nobody else has.
It’s fun and super easy.