Yesterday we introduced you to the latest book from creative dynamo, Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction. Stitched Style includes 20 projects and 65 hand embroidery designs to trace or iron-on transfer. Today and tomorrow, we have two Guest Tutorials from Indygo Junction, which you can use to put all this new hand embroidery inspiration to work. Today’s pretty envelope-style pillow can be made using a dish towel! Thread up your needle and read on.

Amy Barickman is one of our industry’s best known creative women entrepreneurs. She is the founder and owner of Indygo Junction and The Vintage Workshop, and runs her own website, She’s been designing quilting fabric for Red Rooster Fabrics for a number of years, including the very popular, SoHo Bandana, her latest collection. She also recently launched Crossroads Denims, a line of soft, colored denims for James Thompson Company. You gotta run to keep up with this gal. 

She slowed down long enough to create this quick and easy pillow project with her creative team at Indygo Junction, featuring a beautiful hand embroidered emblem. 

Right now at Indygo Junction, the exact towel featured in today’s Guest Tutorial is part of their current Flash Sale Embroidery Starter Kit: a copy of Stitched Style plus two 20″ x 28″, 100% cotton dishtowels, one bright pink and the other rich orange. The kit is on sale for just $23.99, a fabulous 20% discount off retail for our Sew4Home friends; hurry – the offer ends March 17th, but is limited to stock on hand.

This free Guest Tutorial is created as a .pdf file. It includes photos and instructions for how to do the hand embroidery stitches, as well as a template for the medallion. You might also want to check out the Mini Stitch Tutorial Amy did for us, which features additional notes on how to create the stitches featured on this pillow project. 

Click the image below to download the Hand Embroidered Envelope Pillow Tutorial. 

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program. Please be patient with the download process.

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