Multi-Needle Monday: Camper Pillow

Do you just love stitching something special and unique? I know I do, especially when I have the chance to create a specific design from a photograph. The majority of finished embroidered items that I sell are usually personalized with monograms, text, and business logos so this request was really fun to recreate.

A close friend of mine wanted to give a simple pillow to a family member as a thank you gift. The pillow was going to have a design of their newly remodeled camper along with text.  My friend had a photograph of the camper and texted it to me to see if I had anything in my design collection that would be similar to the photograph. I realize with my Perfect Embroidery Pro software I could digitize the design if a stock design was not found. Unfortunately the deadline was just a few days away and many jobs to work on in addition to the pillow. Through my search for the exact camper I did find a few designs that could work. Generally I like to send 3 choices to a customer. I might have 10 or more designs to choose from but that is far too many items for the average person to consider. Here are the choices I emailed to her:camper1blcamper3blcamper4bl The perfect embroidery design was located at http://www.EmbLibrary.com

My friend decided on the design I thought she would.camper4blThe sample colors were almost the same as the final photograph. The design was very dense so I selected cotton duck fabric for the pillow which was stable enough to support the 20,000 stitches. I also used a poly mesh cut away stabilizer along with a soft tear away stabilizer.

My friend was very pleased with the final finished product and I am sure the pillow will be used on many road trips to come.camper2blcamperpillowbl

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3 Comments on Multi-Needle Monday: Camper Pillow

  1. Carolyn Rollberg
    November 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Very cute. We have a teardrop trailer and this design put a smile on my face.

    Reply
  2. Alice Cornelson
    November 22, 2016 at 7:58 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! Great gift and very thoughtful pillow. One that will be treasured. Priceless. Great Work!

    Reply

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