I am so excited to announce a new partnership with Babylock Sewing Machines! Before this year I’d sewn with a Babylock several times at retreats and classes and I’ve always loved them.
I’ve always wanted to learn machine embroidery but I’ll confess – I was really nervous about it! I thought it was complicated and tricky. But it’s always something I’ve wanted to do so I’m diving in learning with the Babylock Flourish II!
I’ve had a blast making designs installed on the machine – there are a ton of florals, alphabets and other designs that are already on the machine. I will confess though – it took me maybe a half hour to figure out how to put the fabric in the hoop. Mainly because I’m a dork haha! But now I’ve got it down and I feel all accomplished. :)
I also wanted to create a design of my own!! This month I have two projects featured in the Babylock Totally Stitchin’ e-magazine! It’s two versions of the same design – one in hand embroidery and one in machine embroidery!
This is the hand embroidered version! I used Vintage Keepsakes for both pillows and did a fun patchwork border for the embroidered centers.
And here’s the Machine Embroidered version!
Both are so fun right? They’d be great gifts too!
You can find both free patterns and the digital file for the machine embroidery in the Totally Stitchin’ magazine! There are 10 projects in the magazine including quilting, sewing and embroidery projects!
Click here to get the FREE Patterns!
I’ll be sharing more projects with the Flourish II soon! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the pillows!
Laura Davis says
LOVE the pillows !!!!!
I don’t see the pattern for the hand embroidery?
Hi Teddie, If you click the link to the Totally Stitchin’ magazine, you can sign up there to receive the full online magazine. On the top left side of the instructions for the pillows in the magazine is the link to click to download both the hand embroidery pattern and the PES file for the machine embroidery pattern.
Love. Love. Love.
Monica Kostak says
Love the pillows and I signed up for the Ebook- I have a Brother and will be able to download the PES pattern. This pillow will look great in my flamingo kitchen decor this summer! Thanks so much.
Oh, super cute! I haven’t done any machine embroidery, but would love to learn!
Linda Johnston says
Fun pillows for bringing summer into a home.
Rhonda Gales says
I love the pillows. And, I see you have my favorite hoop embroidery hoop piece, summer, behind you. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
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Your pillows are darling. Love sewing and learning about new approaches. THank you for sharing at Happiness is Homemade LInk Party.
Kim @Serving Up Southern says
Cute, cute pillows! I love the summery colors you used. My little granddaughters would love these – they love “mingos.” Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering! I hope to see you back each week. ;)
Hi Beverly! I’ve admired your blog for a long time, and this post was so inspiring to me! You see, I’ve eyed the embroidery machines at JOANN for a while now. I love sewing, but machine embroidery is one of my goals. Good to see you get over the hump and make something so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Turn About!
This came out very beautiful. I need to up my sewing skills too. Thank you for sharing this with us at #omhgww
I love these! They are so cute and just happy! Thanks for inspiring us at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. –Jennifer
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Your pillows are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your post on Tuesday Turn About.
These are so cute and perfect for summer! I’ll be featuring them tonight at Merry Monday.
Monica Kostak says
Hi Beverly, I had saved this on Bloglovin since last summer hope to come back to doing this. The time has come. Although i have signed up on the Babylock website twice now for the Stitchin’, I can’t seem to find this pillow in the projects nor when I search “pillow” or “hello summer”. Is it too late to obtain this embroidery pattern and instructions? Please let me know…thank you. :)
Hi Monica – You can find that issue here: https://babylock.com/m/totally-stitchin-spring-summer-19
Shirley Mitchell says
Could not get this download to work. I even opened a dropbox account to see if that would help. It didn’t. I wonder if it is time limited?
Shirley Mitchell says
I have now managed to obtain this download from Babylock’s project pages rather than the magazine.
I’m so glad Shirley! Thanks!
Kathleen Kingsbury says
I notice this is an older posting. How do I get the Hello Summer hand embroidery pattern and will you or have you done other seasons in this format? Thank you.
Hi Kathleen! You need to visit Baby Lock for the pattern, the link is here: https://babylock.com/learn-and-create/projects/hello-summer-embroidered-pillows
I don’t have any other seasons done at this time.