Follow the directions!
I wasted a huge amount of time yesterday trying to improve a process that would have worked great if I had just trusted it a bit more from the beginning.
I prefer to sew things up with the machine because I feel like it is so much neater and more secure. But man, is that pom pom trim hard to apply by machine! I must have spent an hour screwing it up and taking it out. I finally decided hand stitching would be quicker after all even if the edge wasn’t tucked in as tightly, so I followed the directions. And it came out. Here is Milady’s Needle Spring Pyn Pillow and I think it’s just lovely!
Many thanks to Vonna, the Twisted Stitcher for her excellent tutorials!