I don’t know about you but I sure have a lot of fabric and old clothes with big dreams of becoming amazing masterpieces. I save things. I save fabric scraps from big projects and old jeans for repurposing. Sometimes things work out and these “scraps” get put to good use. If you want to stitch up a magical unicorn pocket pillow, you can put your scraps to use too. This all happened because I got some AMAZING embroidery floss from Nancy’s Notions and couldn’t wait to try it out. I am not even kidding for a second when I say again that this floss is AMAZING. It comes in these awesome little pouches so nothing ever gets tangled. FOR REAL! I did this entire project and no floss every was tangled. If you stitch then you know, this is almost like magic. This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions but the ideas and opinions are my own.
This is what you will need to make this pillow.
- Fabric Scraps that Quilt to a 12 x 12 Square
- 6 inch Square Piece of Denim
- Embroidery Hoop
- Bordeaux Shears – Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Mouline Sticktwist 6 Strand Floss (Pink 0702, Red 0510, Orange 02020, Yellow 0106, Green 1306, Blue 1102, Purple 1102, White 2401, Black 2400)
Okay, let’s stitch up a unicorn. I am an avid doodler so I did this from scratch BUT I made a pattern for you (just in case you need it)! Start with the white face and ears. I just stitched freehand, no special stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer, you can get fancy.
Add the mane and a horn!
Add two eyes. I tied a knot on the top then stitched to the back to get them to look like this. This stitch probably has a real name!
Sew fabric scraps together to make a 12 x 12 square and then cut out another fabric piece to be 12 x 12 as the back of the pillow.
Sew your unicorn stitching on to the front (or the back if you wish) as a pocket for keeping written dreams and special things. I sewed the top down to hem it before sewing the other three sides to the pillow front using a zig-zag stitch.
Sew the two pieces together with fronts facing in, leaving a three inch opening for stuffing. Flip it inside out. Stuff the pillow with Poly-Fil then hand stitch it closed.
I LOVE it on my front porch!
I seriously LOVE this and plan to put the rest of this pair of jeans to use making more pillows. I am thinking that this is a great project for my Girl Scout troop to make bunches of to sell in the holiday craft festival.
Cheers to AMAZING Embroidery Floss,