Monday, June 13, 2016

a simple wedding pillow

A couple of weeks ago, my sister got married in Paris,
I totally missed it as travelling over there was not an option,
but I made her a silk-linen pillow to commemorate the event.

It is a very simple, tone on tone pillow, made of off-white raw silk
natural color linen, and natural cotton hand embroidery.

I followed this tutorial from Samelia's mum as I previously did

This time I rounded the edges of the L and E,
not straight line here!

Before appliqueing the love linen heart,
I quilted the silk in a diamond pattern to 2 layers of batting (no backing)
I wanted extra puffy without using synthetic batting.

Then I hand embroidered the date using a back stitch,
going over multiple times (like I did with the Teddy Taggie toy)
to give it a calligraphy look.

The back is linen with a zipper.
I decided the front needed more linen,
so I did a linen bidding like a quilt, instead a traditional pillow.
It was my first time doing this way,
I like it, it adds a nice frame,
I am going to have to try it again on another pillow.

It turned out really nice,
traditional without being cheesy,
a little heirloom but not lacy.

Modern and cool 
like the happy couple!

Congratulations, sis!


  1. Aww, congrats to your sis! This little pillow is beautiful! I love that you put the date on there! :) I also love that it isn't frilly. Very modern chic!

    ginnie /

    1. thank you Ginnie, it looks like it was a lovely event. Modern chic is definitively what I was going for!

  2. Lovely pillow! And congratulations to your sister! :)


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