DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Furniture Projects Embroidered Throw Pillows Forgot to bring handcrafted throw pillows back from Tangiers? No need to spend the price of a plane ticket on a designer version. Instead, buy a few affordable wide-weave cushions and commission your favorite artisan — here's looking at you, kid — to trick them out, simply by working yarn right into the weave with a tapestry needle. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 9, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ALPHA SMOOT Also pictured (from left): West Elm silk hand‐loomed pillow covers, in Nightshade and Platinum, $39 each, westelm.com. Pottery Barn Linen Seed Stitch lumbar‐pillow cover, in Sailor Blue, $49.50, potterybarn.com What You'll Need Materials Pillow covers Alpaca yarn Tapestry needle Instructions To make bows: We added the bows by threading the needle with 6 to 10 pieces of alpaca yarn and pulling it through an existing stitch in the pillow. Trim the ends to the same length (about three inches total), repeat, and admire your savvy "souvenir." To make stripes: Thread 6 to 10 pieces of alpaca yarn through a tapestry needle. Work it over and under a row of existing stitches. Stop every few inches to tease the ends into tufts or change color. To make tassels: Thread 10 pieces of alpaca yarn through a tapestry needle. Pull it through a stitch in the side of the pillow, then tie the two ends of yarn in a knot to form a tassel, and trim the ends.