Pillow with embroidery
Different sizes possible – here 50 x 50 cm
60 cm brown cotton fabric (140 cm wide)
Remnant of pink fabric and 1 m cord for the piping
In-seam zip, 40 cm long
Embroidery stabiliser and spray adhesive
Matching sewing and embroidery thread
Gingko embroidery motif
Bulky overlock foot no.12C
Zipper foot no.35
For the piping: 2 stripes 50 x 3 cm
Neaten all edges.
Place embroidery stabiliser under all front sections. Hoop centre-front section (25 x 50 cm) in the Jumbo hoop and embroider the two large gingko leaves on in the centre.
Open ‘Gingko outline’ motif. Under ‘Hoop selection’, select Mega hoop or Jumbo hoop. Duplicate motif twice and arrange as follows:
Move motif 1 to the left; position motif 2 in the centre with ‘Mirror up/down’; move motif 3 to the right.
Reduce the number of repeats to 7 and activate the lower reference points on the right and left.
Embroider border on the narrow front-section pieces. Rehoop and embroider out a second time.
Finish front section:
Sew each of the two narrow front sections to a long edge of the centre-front section, including the piping as you do so.
Insert in-seam zip along the bottom edge of the pillow sections with Foot no. 35. Place pillow sections together right sides facing and close seam from the zip onwards, as well as the other sides. Turn pillow right-side-out.