DIY Embroidered Monogrammed Pillow

First off, have you seen Brigette's nursery on lay baby lay?  It is absolutely adorable.  She hit out of the park!  I love that it's not your typical baby girl colors and that wallpaper is perfectly paired with those zebra prints, love it all.

See that pillow in the bottom right corner?  When I saw it I knew I had to make my own version for my daughter's room.  I was hoping to make it from all things I already had and I succeeded!  I dug through my scraps of fabric and trim and found all the things I needed.

I started with this fabric from  I had originally planned to use it for the headboard in her room but decided not to.  I'm glad I held on to it because it worked perfectly for this pillow.

I also found this velvet material in my stash which I knew would be perfect for the letters.  I just freehanded them on the backside of the fabric before cutting them out.  Be sure to do them in reverse so they will be facing the right direction when you turn them over.

I cut them out and pinned them in place along with a little heart in the middle of the "D" (not pictured)

I wanted this pillow to have a homemade/handmade look so I wasn't too worried about it being perfect. I achieved the embroidered look by using a zig zag stitch to sew my letters in place.  I would have loved to use a bold colored thread for some nice contrast, but it would have also shown more imperfections in my sewing so I went the more neutral route.

Once the letters were sewn on, I pinned my pom poms in place and sewed everything together.  I went with an envelope closure on the back in lou of a zipper.  Pom poms AND a zipper had me scared.

I love the touch of coral the little heart adds.

I'm slowly adding more touches of coral to her room, like with the shine sign I did.  I'll be sharing a few more of the coral touches I've added soon.  I like the girly feel of the pink and basically the room has been the same since we brought her home and I've got ants in my pants.


Sharon said...

Love. Love. Love this pillow! I'm getting ready to redo my daughter's room and I might have to borrow this idea too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aja said...

That pillow is adorable! I love it and may need to make my own!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

So sweet! Love the pom pom fringe!

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

So pretty! I can't believe how even and neat your zig-zag stitch is. Mine always gets messed up.
Love that nursery too.

Dwellings by DeVore said...

What a cute idea! I love the the pompom trim and the heart!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

First of all, I love the new blog lay out! It looks great! And secondly, I just ordered this same exact print (but different colors) for our master bedroom curtains and pillows!! Crazy!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

As always, you always have great projects. You are definitely talented. Oh, and I absolutely love the new blod design. Classy!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Thanks so much!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Thanks Julianne! That's so crazy, great minds think alike! Can't wait to see what you do in your master bedroom, I've been seeing all your great pins on Pinterest for it!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Thanks Katherine!

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