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.
Love the pillows!!! I’m sure Noah will just love his. He lovwes anything his Mama makes him with love…I really like the material for yours. Very Springy!!!
Stacey - Elle Belle says
Ahhh quality test… I need to make more projects that require a bit of quality testing! This pillow and his quilt look great! What’s Elmo up to next?