Introduction: Embroidered "Rest" Pillow
After I saw this pillow on Esty I thought, "I could make this myself."
This instructable explains how to make a slightly different version that is embroidered instead of inked.
Hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Materials
For this project you will need:
- A pillowcase (If you don't have a pillowcase I recommend this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-sew-a-zippered-pillow-cover/ for directions on how to make one.)
- The pattern attached to this step modified to fit your pillow. I used it for my pillow that was 18 in. by 13 in.
- An embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss
- A needle
- A water soluble fabric marker
- A pillow or stuffing to stuff your pillowcase
- Scissors (Not shown)
- An iron (Not shown)
- A zipper(Optional)
Step 2: Transfer Your Pattern
First transfer your pattern onto your pillow.
I cut out music rests and the words in a rectangle laid them on top of the pillowcase, with the pillow in it.
Then I traced the music rests with the marker and traced the boarder of the words.
(Note:You will need to trace the whole/half rest pattern twice once pointing down and once pointing up.)
I put the word pattern inside the pillowcase and since my fabric was thin I could trace the words with my marker.
Step 3: Embroider
Then I embroidered the pattern.
First I took the embroidery hoop and put it over a small bit of the pillowcase and embroidered the pattern that was in it.
Then I moved the embroidery hoop to another place and embroidered that doing this for the whole pillowcase.
Step 4: Wash and Dry
I washed out the fabric marker and rolled the embroidery in a towel to dry.
Step 5: Iron
After it was dry ironed the pillowcase flat.
Step 6: Done
Now you can finally rest.