Before we get started today, please review the Autumn Jubilee Rules and Notices for the entering the drawings for #AutumnJubilee2020. I have already had two disqualifications for different reasons, and I really don’t want to leave anyone out. Now, let’s finish the pillow on our Wool Stitch Along. When we left off, the appliques were stitched, and the veins were stitched. This week we’ll embellish a bit and finish the project.
When the stitching is done, I like to press the piece to make sure all the handwork is laying flat before adding beads and buttons.
I chose some seed beads that coordinated with the colors well.
Then I found a few buttons, too.
The seed beads are sewn on the vein lines, just sprinkled around randomly.
I use a coffee lid to hold the beads, making it easier to pick them up with the needle.
Seed beads are added to all three leaves, then seven buttons are placed around the leaves. Use odd numbers for the most pleasing arrangement.
Next, choose a backing color for your pillow. I like the accent of a dark color on the back, but you could also match your front side. I sewed a label on the back side before assembly.
I chose to sew my pillow right sides together by machine, leaving an opening on the bottom for turning. If you’d rather, you could put wrong sides together and blanket stitch the edge. I’ll be adding trim, so this way was my choice.
Clip the corners to reduce bulk.
Turn and press.
Stuff as you like, then whip stitch the opening by hand.
I had just enough of this gold trim for the edge.
I stitched it on by hand, using a line of stitches down both edges of the trim. This took less than an hour to complete.
All done, the gold braid adds a finishing touch.
It is ready to display as an Autumn accent to a chair or sofa, or your bed.
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Are you enjoying the wool project this year? Have you made pillows with wool before?