Embroidered Photo Quilted Sham Cover

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I was watching a video on Creative Bug by Annabel Wrigley.  Once I saw the tutorial, I knew I wanted to make one of these adorable embroidered photo pillows, but with my own twist.

I didn’t fall any of the tutorial, instead just used the photo embroidery idea from it.

I had my photo printed on fabric by Spoonflower on the canvas twill fabric.

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The picture was supplied by one of my sweetest customers, McKaila, of her daughter Violet.

I turned her photo into this using Photoshop.

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I took her photo and cropped it, and then turned it to black and white, turning up the contrast very high.

I then uploaded it to spoonflower, chose their 8×8″ swatch option for $5 on the cotton twill.

Then I embroidered it with lazy daisies and french knots.

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I put a little coral bracelet on her arm as well.

After the embroidery, I trimmed the photo down to a perfect 8″ square.  I also cut up an 8×8″ square in white, sewed it and the photo together, right sides together and left a gap for turning.  Then, turn and press the gap closed, but don’t sew it yet.  Just sit it aside.

I chose a pillow size and quilted it, and then sewed the photo square directly to the middle of it.

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The pillow is made with an envelope closure.  Once it was completed, I added the pom poms.  There are lots of good tutorials online for those and then stitched them to the corners.

This pillow is available as a custom made item in my shop here.

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