Free Pattern: Love You More - Appliqué Mini Pillow

May 16, 2020

Add a little love to your life with this sweet mini appliqué pillow from designer Tammy Tutterow.  Tammy features her creative lettering embellished with a bit of embroidery and our handmade flower buttons. The appliqué version of Love You More is available to download free through the link in the supply list.  

We list below the colors of wool used in the model shown, but this sweet simple design would be beautiful made from colors already in your stash. Customize to your decor or as a personalized gift by changing the color of the word LOVE.

If you are a cross stitcher, you'll be happy to know there's a Love You More chart included in every button pack (linked in the supply list below). Just like the appliqué version, customize the cross stitch design using linen and floss you already have on hand. 

Supplies:

  • Pattern: Love You More - Appliqué Pattern
  • Buttons: Love You More button pack (includes free cross stitch version of this same design)
  • Felted Wool: Weeks Dye Works- 1096 Snow Cream, 1183 Artichoke, 2109 Morris Blue, 2201 Moss, 1205 Medium Jade
  • Trim: Lady Dot Creates Rick Rack- Vanilla
  • Thread: Sulky 12wt Cotton Petites- 0630 Moss Green, 1071 Off White, 1205 

Instructions:

You can finish this design in a number of ways- on a larger pillow, as a banner or table runner, or as a framed piece. We've included the instructions below to finish the mini pillow as shown.

Cut two pieces of fabric or wool 7" wide x 5" tall for the pillow front and back. Trace  the LOVE pattern piece onto wool and cut out. Place the LOVE in the center of one of the pillow pieces. Use coordinating floss or thread to add a blanket stitch around the edge of the LOVE piece.

Use an air or water dissolve marker to trace the vine onto the pillow front below the LOVE.

Stitch over the vine using green thread or floss. Use a stem, split, or backstitch (we used a split stitch.)

Place the leaves along the vine following the placement guide.

Use green thread or floss to add a single straight stitch through the center of each leaf.

Place the buttons on the pillow front following the placement guide. Use a needle and thread to stitch each in place.

Match the pillow back to the pillow front. Pin vanilla rick rack along the edge of the pillow between the two layers. Machine stitch about 1/8" from the edge of the pillow front.

Follow the instructions for the Frankenstitch Finish to fill and close your pillow. Find the tutorial here: Frankenstitch Finish.

You can view more of Tammy's Patterns in our store: Tammy Tutterow patterns

Comments

Cathy A Madrid

Cathy A Madrid said:

I love it. So cute. Thank you

Linda B

Linda B said:

Very sweet, thank you!

Kerri Mitchell

Kerri Mitchell said:

Thank you for having such a cute pillow pattern!!! Looks really pretty with the buttons!!

Linda Pritchett

Linda Pritchett said:

Thanks so much for the free pattern
It’s too cute!

Dee Johnson

Dee Johnson said:

I love it. Once again, another beautiful pattern. Thank you so much.

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