Handmade Christmas 1.1: Toddler Pillow

During the month of January, each Monday we are going to be sharing gifts that we made to give as Christmas gifts. Obviously we couldn’t post these pictures before Christmas as the recipients do read this blog!! 🙂

I got the inspiration for this gift from this post. Drew and I made pillows for both Melinda and Bonnie.

Supplies:
Muslin (for your child to draw on)
Embroidery floss
Needle
Pen or pencil
Fabric for the back and border
Polyester Fiberfill
Thread

Decide how big you want your pillow to be and cut out the size and shape in the muslin. Then let your child draw a picture on the muslin. When the picture is completed, embroider the drawing. Decide how big you want the borders around the muslin to be and then cut them 1/4″ larger on each side to allow for a seam allowance. Sew the borders on to the musin right sides facing. Lay the top of the pillow onto the backing fabric. Cut out a square the same shape and size. Sew, right sides together, along three sides and half way on the fourth side. Turn your pillow right side out. Stuff with the fiberfill. Once your pillow is completely stuffed, take a needle and thread and sew up the hole.

The longest part of this project is embroidering the drawing! I did not count on it taking that long. 🙂 However the final result turned out really cute and Melinda and Bonnie liked them. 🙂

This post is linked to Making Memories and Creation Corner.

~ Carrie ~

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One Response to Handmade Christmas 1.1: Toddler Pillow

  1. Carri says:

    I really LIKE this!! It ranks up there with handprints, but I like that DREW did this 🙂

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