How do I embroider on a pre-made pillow

by Sheri
(Texas)

I have purchased a small ring bearer's pillow for my upcoming wedding. I want to embellish it myself. I would like to embroider our wedding date on the pillow but I don't know how to do this since the pillow is already made.

I am completely new to embroidering and all of the tutorials and instructions I find tell you how to do it on fabric BEFORE you make the pillow. Since I'm working with a pre-made pillow, how do I go about this?

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How do I embroider on a pre-made pillow
by: Valerie Kalyani

Working on a finished item is usually considered an advanced project. In order to do it, you conceal your thread ends either by discreetly weaving them in, or hiding them in a seam edge and coming up with your needle where you want to work. I suggest practicing first on something else. If your pillow is satin, it may leave noticeable holes if you must remove any mistakes.
Your other alternative is to stitch it on another piece of fabric and then attach it to the pillow. This will look different, but is much easier for a beginner. You could use something like a pre-made book mark, which often has a lace finished edge. You would remove the tassel if it has one and just sew it on after you have completed the embroidery.

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