I had so much fun making this pillow, that I decided to make another one. I LOVE reverse embroidery!
This project was a little more challenging because it was three colors. I really just figured it out as I went along. I cut three pieces of felt in the size of my pillow (20 inches) and stacked them with the gold on top, then purple, then white. To begin, I printed out an (old school!) picture of Mike the Tiger. I cut out the image and traced around it with a water soluble pen.
Instead of trying to freehand the image, I cut out the large parts and traced around them and just freehanded the details.
Once my image was drawn out, I pinned the felt together to keep it from moving while I stitched. I also printed another image to help figure out what color all of those pieces were supposed to be!
I hand stitched along the edge of each section and then once it was complete, I cut the felt inside of the stitch line to show the felt underneath.
Once completed, I made the pillow.
I LOVE the way it turned out! And now Christian has a new pillow for his room!