Bolster Your Embroidery With These 10 Pillow Embroidery Designs

Pillows appeal to all ages. Whether you want to embroider on a purchased pillow top or want to make one of your own, we have a great selection of pillow embroidery designs and patterns to get your creativity flowing!

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Pillows are standards in our homes for many reasons. We use them for comfort, as a decorative accent,  even as tribute pieces.

Let's take a look at some pillow embroidery designs!

Pretty petals

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If it is possible to make an embroidered rose even more beautiful, this is it! Three-dimensional embroidery designs really stand out. Sheer organza petals stitched in the hoop add a delicate touch to the flat embroidered leaves and buds.

Get the Rose Border pillow designs here.


Photo via Bluprint member Embroidershoppe.

A kitten with 3-D poppies — priceless!

Get the Kitten with Poppies cushion design here.

Cute and cuddly 

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Kids will go crazy with these pillows and they can be made in the hoop! There are 16 varieties from which to choose. Buy individually or buy the whole set — it’s like buying 5 and getting the rest free!

Get the In the Hoop Pillow Stuffy designs here.

Quilt it

Photo via Bluprint member Sanity’s Machine Embroidery Designs

Quilt blocks are perfect for pillow toppers because most of them are square. They also have the added benefit of a quilted surface that is done entirely by machine! 

Get the Machine Embroidery Butterfly block 2 design here.

Text it 

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Take subway art, add a ruffle, and you have a unique pillow that is certain to be a conversation piece! 

Get the Knitting Bag or Pillow Top design here.

Get the Dentist Pillow Top design here.

Get the Photography Pillow Top design here.


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An inspirational saying to embroider and a pillow pattern make the perfect combination!

Get the Embroidered Double Flange Cushion designs and pattern here.

Other pillow patterns 

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Stitch up your basic pillow in four sizes: 12x16, 16x16, 18x18, and 20x20. Then, you can customize it further with embroidery designs.

Get the Pillow Cover pattern here.


Photo via Bluprint member Ola Jane & Oily Jack Patterns

Make standard, queen, and king-sized pillows or a travel size. Additional flap so the pillow does not fall out.

Get the Pillow Fight pillow pattern here.

 Get stitching! What is your favorite way to embroider pillows? 

August 03, 2015
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Bolster Your Embroidery With These 10 Pillow Embroidery Designs