Nautical Monogrammed Pillow

I enjoyed making the Wizard of Oz pillow so much that I decided to make another pillow for a wedding gift. I used a nautical themed fabric because the newlyweds live near the beach.IMG_1192

I serged the edges so there would be no unraveling or loose threads and added a zipper on the bottom of the cover. The monogram is by Rivermill Embroidery and is called Split Carnival Appliqué Machine Embroidery Alphabet. The set comes with the full alphabet in 4 sizes and there are a total of 104 files in the set. It stitches out beautifully every time and I have used it with many different projects.


The unraveling you see at the bottom of the letter is my fault. I didn’t trim the appliqué fabric close enough which I corrected before gifting.

I purchased a 20″ down pillow insert from Amazon, they come in a pack of 2 for $29.99. The newlyweds loved it and contacted me personally after the wedding to tell me how much they appreciated it!


These pillows go together quickly and easily and can be made in a few hours including the embroidery. They make a great gift for any occasion!

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Embroidered Wizard of Oz Pillow


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!



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