Monday, April 26, 2010
Keepsake Hug Pillow Tutorial
I thought I would buy more of this fabric and make one for myself. Little did I know the fabric I used for the back...
THIS. I never did find anymore. :(
Anyway on to happier topics! The reason I'm showing you a photo of this particular pillow is because the pictures I have to show you next are horrible. I made up this tutorial late at night, and you can tell! I wanted to post so you all can get started on your Mother's Day projects (we have visitors from out of town and I didn't know when I would get a chance if not tonight). Perfect gift for Grandma!
Here we go!
What you will need:
- Fabric- 2 to 3 coordinating fabrics
- Fabric adhesive or glue stick
- Fabric pen or a washable marker
- Medium weight fusible interfacing
- Your kids!
No measurements as we are going to cut as we go. Don't be scared!
Woven fabrics fray. One reason we applied the interfacing is to help prevent fraying (as well as to make them easier to sew to your pillow piece without puckering).The reason we are using a small zig zag stitch is for the same reason. This also prevents fraying. Using a straight stitch is not a good idea unless you want the look of a frayed applique.
Sew all the way around, right sides together, leaving an opening of a few inches to insert your stuffing.
Perfect Mother's Day gift!
I would love to see your pillows! Upload them to our Flickr Group!