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Embroidered animal ear pillows give you cute ears at bedtime!
I love animal ears, so when Sublime Stitching sent me one of their new transfer pens and some glow-in-the-dark thread to test out, I couldn't resist embroidering our pillows with cat and bear ears. Now we look like cute little critters while we're sleeping!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1129 projects »
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  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 1
    Step 1

    Plan out your design on a piece of paper and then trace on to tracing paper with a transfer pen.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 2
    Step 2

    I cheated by tracing half of the design, folding my paper in half and then tracing the other side through the paper so it would be identical.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron your designs onto your pillowcases.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Remove the tracing paper to reveal the image.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 5
    Step 5

    All set to sew? Pop your pillowcases in an embroidery hoop and thread your needle with grey or silver thread.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 6
    Step 6

    Knot the thread at the back and start stitching, wrapping yarn around the whole design.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep going until you've filled in the whole design.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now thread your needle with sparkly silver embroidery floss and stitch on top of your previous design, leaving a little gap in between each stitch so that the original grey still shows through.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finally outline the ears with glow-in-the-dark thread.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut off any loose thread and give your pillowcases a good iron.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Glow In The Dark Animal Ear Pillows - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pop on your pillows and wait until it goes dark!

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