Last September, Noah asked me to make him a blanket. In one of his favorite books, Elmo has a quilt made by his mama and Noah thought he ought to have one too. We went to the fabric store together and Noah picked out the fabrics he liked – I was impressed by his choices! I also made him a matching pillowcase.
The project was a lot of fun, but it left me with a bunch of leftover fabric scraps just begging to be used! What to do? Well, for about 6 months, nothing. Then last week I was inspired to make Noah this framed initial for his wall, thanks to Kate at The Gaines Gang. (See here for instructions.)
STEP 9: Pin the pillow front and back together with right sides in. Set up machine with thread that matches your fabric. Starting along the bottom edge, sew around pillow with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure not to stitch it all the way closed, but to leave a space open for turning.
STEP 10: Clip corners and turn. Make sure to use a tool (chopsticks are great for this) to poke the corners out.
Ta-da! Your pillow is complete! Fluff and enjoy! I would love to post a pic of the finished product in Noah’s room to show you how adorably it matches his set, but like most of my craft projects, I made this while the Baby Bear is asleep in his native habitat. I’m unwilling to break one of our most important house rules: “Never wake a sleeping child,” and so, this pic in our comfy chair will have to do.