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Monogram Velvet Pillow

Velvet fabric and a web of contrasting metallic embroidery floss give this pillow a luxurious look.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2011

Introduction

    materials

    • Dark-colored velvet pillowcase

    • White transfer paper

    • Embroidery hoop and needle

    • Metallic embroidery floss

    steps

    1. Download the PDF; print the initial you'd like to use, enlarging as needed

    2. Place transfer paper face down on pillowcase. Place letter right side up on transfer paper. Trace letter with a pencil to transfer outline.

    3. Center letter in embroidery hoop. Stitch in space around letter, zigzagging to create dense diagonal stitches.

    4. Sew a running stitch along outline of letter to finish.

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