Easy DIY Crafts Projects

How to Create a French Knot Design on a Pillow

Wake up a plain white pillow by stitching on French knots. The editors at HGTV Magazine make it easy with this step-by-step DIY.

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Thomas Liggett

Materials Needed:

  • disappearing-ink pen
  • drinking glass
  • embroidery needle
  • embroidery thread

Step 1

Use the pen to trace around the mouth of a drinking glass in the center of the pillowcase. Then use the pen to freehand concentric circles around it.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Philip Friedman/Studio D

Step 2

Thread an embroidery needle with embroidery yarn, and knot the end. Stick the needle and yarn inside the case. Starting with the smallest circle, pierce the fabric from underneath and pull the thread through.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Philip Friedman/Studio D

Step 3

Holding the needle, pinch the yarn a few inches above the fabric with your free hand.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Philip Friedman/Studio D
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