November 1, 2022
The surface embroideries make this patchwork pillow look luxurious and yet it is so easy to make! Mix jewel colors for extra glow!
Finished size 20x20” (50x50cm)
Open mySewnet Software and set the Hoop Size to 150x240mm
Go to File, Insert and choose the embroidery you want. Click on Resize, the handles on the embroidery will turn blue, click on Properties
Deselect proportional and use the percent arrows to get the embroidery size as close as possible to width 4” (10cm)and height to 8” (20cm). Then click ok.
Click Center in Hoop
Go to File, Export and Save the file. Repeat with all the other files.
Hoop Cut-Away stabilizer in the hoop. Place one linen piece right side up in the hoop. Stitch out the embroidery Repeat with all linen pieces, use the different designs you prepared earlier Cut out the designs with a ⅜ ” (1cm) seam allowance. The rectangle will be 4 ¾” x 8 ¾” (12x22cm)
Layout and sewing together
Arrange the rectangles according to the layout below. You need to cut one of the rectangles into a square 4 ¾” (12x12cm) . Of course you can arrange the blocks in many other ways, this is just an example.
Sew the blocks together in sections pressing the seam allowances open as you go.
The finished block will look like this:
Sew the large and small back pieces together with a ⅜” (1cm) seam allowance. Stop sewing 1 ½” (4cm) in from each side, leaving an opening for the zipper. Press the seam open.
Turn right side up, place the zipper under the opening and stitch in place
Measure the back, and cut it to the same size as the front piece. 21x21” (52x52cm) Open the zipper halfways.This is important because it is through this opening you will turn the pillow case right side out after sewing it together. Pin the front and back right sides together, then sew around the edges using a ⅜” (1cm) seam allowance. Turn right side out, press.