Friday, December 24, 2010

Felt Pillows for Friends

I have been very busy crafting these fun pillows for my daugther S's little friends! It was so fun coming up with each of the designs!

I hand stitched the whole thing, using the blanket stitch around the edges and the chain stitch for the text (found instructions from: Purl Bee).

If you try this, share the fun pillows you made!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cute Face Pillows

I made these for Christmas gifts a couple years ago and I just love them, and they are so simple!

fabric - I prefer fleece or corduroy
insert pillow
embroidery floss

1. Cut the fabric 1/2" to 3/4" larger then the pillow insert.
2. Once you have the two pieces, sew the buttons on the front of one side for eyes.
3. Then hand sew a smile/frown/smirk, whatever, with the embroidery floss. If you want to add any other decorations now is the time. A bow, earrings, necklace, or just keep it simple.
4. Sew the two pieces of fabric together (good sides facing each other) Leave an opening on the fourth side of the pillow so you can insert the pillow. Then hand sew the pillow closed.

You can even make little ones and stuff with stuffing to make Christmas tree ornaments.

Just have fun with the personality of the fabric and buttons!