Embroidery can be fun no matter what age! In this tutorial, learn how to sew and embroider a pillow. This project is fun and easy to make with a beginner sewist as they learn a few fundamentals of sewing along the way.

Download the project instructions here.


  • Baby Lock sewing and embroidery machine
  • Embroidery hoop
  • 2 pieces of fabric, cut to desired measurements
  • Baby Lock Tear-Away Stabilizer #BLT103
  • Madeira Embroidery Thread
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Hand-sewing needle

Small & Mighty Mini Embroidered Pillow Instructions

  1. Hoop your fabric and stabilizer. You can use a 4" x 4" or 5" or 7" hoop
  2. Type in the word, name, or phrase and set it to fit the screen.
  3. Size, rotate, and position as desired.
  4. Stitch out your design with your desired color
  5. Take the hoop off the machine and the fabric out of the hoop.
  6. Place the front and back sides of your pillow, pretty sides together.
  7. Using your sewing machine stitch around the entire perimeter of your pillow, leaving a 4-5" opening. Clip the corners of your pillow to remove any bulk.
  8. Turn your pillow right side out, stuff it, and hand stitch the opening closed.

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