Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alphabet Pillows

As you may know, I am in the ninth grade.  We just barely started a new trimester last week so we are in our third and final trimester.  I am so excited, it is almost summer!  Anyway, during the second trimester, the one we just got done with, I had a sewing class, and one of the projects that she had us sew were alphabet pillows.  Now, since the teacher brought her pattern for all of us to use to make our own pillows, I don't have a pattern to show you, but I can tell you the gist of the pattern that we used.  It was a pretty basic letter shape, made just a little bit bigger than you want the actual letter to be with rounded edges.  We cut out the pattern and made two of every letter that we wanted, one for the front and one for the back.  After we had cut them out, we started sewing them together with the right sides together.  We sewed 5/8 all the way around except for a small opening just big enough for your hand to slip through.  Then you stuff it and hand sew the hole closed.  So, as you can see, it is a very simple project to do, and you will love the final result!  Here are some pictures:

As you can see, for the 'A' the 'D' and the 'O', I  put buttons in the center so you could actually tell what letter they were.  It is very simple to sew the buttons onto the pillow, you just center it the way you want it and then you go in and out and in and out.  Pull it while you are sewing though so it creates a puckered look if you want.

This is very fun and you can do any word or phrase that you want.  Super easy and great for gifts too.

1 comment:

  1. oh Madi, they look so cute!!! I love the colors of them! :) I had so much fun in the sewing class with you!