Monday, July 18, 2011

Embroided Initial Pillow for Nursery

I love the bedding we picked out for our nursery, but I thought it needed a few extra accessories. The pillows that went with it were really expensive, so I figured I could make my own for much cheaper. Go here to see the first pillow I made with a quilted look.I took the bedding for the crib to the fabric store and bought some new solid pieces that matching pretty well. I used a light blue for the front of the pillow, but I also added some fusible fabric on the backside to make it a little more stiff. I've found that embroidering on the sewing machine works much better when you have a little thicker fabric so it doesn't move all over while you're trying to sew.
I printed out the letter C in a font I liked to use as a template.
For the C fabric, I also added some fusible webbing to the back to thicken it up. I traced the letter on and cut it out.
Then I pinned it onto the solid blue fabric.
I used a really tight zig-zag stitch to sew it on. Doing this always makes me nervous, but it came out great!


I added some quilted fabric for the backing of the pillow and stitched it up.

Go here to see the patchwork pillow that matches!

16 comments :

  1. I bet the little boy is cuter than the pillow! Good job!

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  2. Very sweet!! What a fun project! I am visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff and I am a new follower!!! I hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  3. Another sweet piece into the nursery collection! You are really a sweet mom!

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  4. This is precious!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so sweet! Love hearing about your nursery

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  6. oh I love love love the initial too.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the simplicity and the choice of colors (from a former 'preppy girl')

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  8. i love it!!! the stitching around the C is great!!!thank you so much for sharing and linkin up with tell me tuesday!!
    you rock!
    xoxo
    ash

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  9. The pillow is adorable! I love the madras.

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  10. What a lucky little baby! I love the idea of an initial on the pillow. His nursery is going to be so cute! Congrats again! xo, Reannah

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  11. This is adorable. What a fun way to personalize the nursery! I would love it if you would stop by the crafty link party I just started and link up this post.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-1-cure-for-common.html
    :)Rachel

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  12. Such a beautiful and professional-looking pillow Lisa! I love following the creation of your nursery!

    Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..".

    Jenn

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  13. That looks so good, Lisa! I love personalized stuff like that. i love the light blue and the plaid together too. Looks fantastic!

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  14. Beautiful pillow! Best wishes on the birth of your little one. We just had our boy 2 weeks ago and he is such a blessing!!!

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