A few months ago, I attended a baby shower for a Wizard of Oz themed nursery. We had just moved into our new house and I was busy unpacking so I needed a simple, quick gift but a gift that mom-to-be would love. I had never attempted to make a pillow cover before but decided to give it a try. I found the perfect embroidery design by forsewingoutloud on Etsy (link includes a 25% off coupon, details below). Since I didn’t have a pattern I made the front of the cover like a quilt block with sashing and borders. I bought a very fluffy, down pillow insert and I made the finished cover the same width as the pillow so it would hold its shape nicely. I had to watch videos on YouTube to learn how to install a zipper because I wanted the cover to be washable since it was going to be used in a nursery. The embroidery design combined appliqué with embroidery so I was able to use a red sparkle fabric for the shoes which was a nice touch! The design was superior quality and very reasonably priced. It stitched out quickly and perfectly. Everyone at the shower loved it and I even got an order for another one from a shower guest!
I always receive a designer’s permission before featuring their designs on my blog. I don’t ask for, expect or want any compensation, I do it because I love their designs and want to share them with other hobbyists. Also, being a small business owner I’m a firm believer in supporting small businesses! When I asked the designer of today’s blog post for permission to feature her design, she graciously offered my readers a 25% coupon on orders from her site now until November 30, 2017! Click on the link forsewingoutloud to receive your discount automatically at checkout! I receive no compensation for clicks or purchases but will enjoy the 25% coupon myself! Thank you Trish @ forsewingoutloud!