My sister and her husband already had many of the things that are usually given to couples when they marry, so I had to get creative for their wedding gift. After thinking and searching for the perfect idea, I chanced upon a picture of a pillow from Pottery Barn that I thought they would like. I wasn't sure how it was made, but I set about recreating it and putting my own stamp on it. Today I will share a tutorial on what I came up with.
I made two pillow covers and two starfish appliques. I learned a lot from the first starfish that I was able to use to make the second one better and easier to make. The tutorial below includes pictures from both, which may cause the images to appear out of sync with the directions. When this happens, follow the direction rather than the image.
Roc-Lon unbleached Osnaburg fabric
Quilting/embroidery hoop bigger than design
Wool-ease thick 'n' quick yarn
Sugar 'n' cream yarn
Small disc beads (about 5-6 mm)
Sewing needle and thread
Resume straight stitches until you reach the outline for your design.