Introduction: Embroidered "Rest" Pillow

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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

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For this project you will need:

  • A pillowcase (If you don't have a pillowcase I recommend this instructable: 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

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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

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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

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I washed out the fabric marker and rolled the embroidery in a towel to dry.

Step 5: Iron

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After it was dry ironed the pillowcase flat.

Step 6: Done

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Now you can finally rest.


DIY-Guy (author)2014-12-28

I love that it reads right to left, beautiful sentiment!

DanaeK2 (author)DIY-Guy2017-12-11

Alternatively, it reads left to right, and shows them in a decreasing durational order?

moon flower (author)2015-01-13

It just makes me sleepy looking at it.

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