this post I wrote a while back. Only this time I decided to skip a step making them easy to whip up for a last minute Mother's Day Gift. Instead of creating the embroidery myself, I salvaged pieces from worn out tea towels. So really, all you're doing is sewing a tiny pillow. Here's the how-to:
Tea towel already embroidered - look for these at the thrift store. Since you'll be cutting it up, it doesn't matter if it's stained. You should pay no more than a couple dollars for the piece.
Matching Embroidery Thread
Pin Back that you can sew on
2. Using a back stitch, sew all around the image leaving about a one inch opening.
3. Lightly stuff with pollyfill and continue to stitch all the way around the embroidered piece. Knot and sew in loose threads. Trim edges if necessary. If you're concerned your fabric will fray, add the tiniest amount of glue to the edges.
4. Sew on your pin back. Test out the pin back to make sure it works well. Usually these kind of pins come in packs of 50 and I've found there are always a couple duds in the pack.