This stunning pillow project, as many others, was contributed by Bobbie Berry. Bobbie, thank you so much, it's brilliant!
As you may see, this project utilizes 2 embroidery techniques - machine cutwork and lace.
The middle lace design was embroidered on water-soluble backing, and then attached to pillow front.
The cutwork designs have been embroidered on fabric, with the help of water-soluble backing, and following "machine cutwork technique". The designs have been arranged and positioned properly using paper templates technique - see instruction below to get familiar with it. And here's a photo of ready pillow:
Step 1 -
Print paper template for each design that you plan to use. Position the templates on fabric, arrange the same way like the embroidery shall be. Cut away excess template edges, if they disturb to see the complete picture. Cross-mark hoop middle for each design, following template grid.
Step 2 -
Repeat the following for each CUTWORK design: Hoop fabric with water soluble backing underneath, exactly according to center marks from "step 1". Embroider design, while cutting holes in fabric following to design thread change list, and following the supplied instruction.
Step 3 -
Zig-zag stitch the ready lace design over pillow front.
Step 4 -
Assemble and sew pillow back together - it should be sewn from 2 pieces and a zipper, like the photo shows:
Step 5 -
Put fromt & back sides of pillow together, right sides inside, with trimming between then. Secure with sewing pins, and sew together (make sure that the zipper is a bit open). When ready, open the zipper properly, and turn the pillowcase to it's right side. Insert the filling.