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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Memorial Moments - Pillow Tutorial

This is a great, easy, and fast keepsake. It would be a great project for mother's day, upcoming grandparents day, or even a fun slumber party craft activity.

Want to do it? Let's go.

First you need one square of white cotton duck fabric per pillow with one fun patterned fabric the same size. You can do them any size that you desire.  These pillows that I made are relatively small because they were for relatively small people. You will also need some fiber fill to stuff inside of your pillow. I stole my filling from an old pillow that I had saved a long time ago. You will also need fabric crayons or markers.

First let your children decorate the white cotton duck with the crayons. We also used some permanent markers because they grabbed them while I wasn't looking. Follow the directions on the crayon or marker box to heat set the design.

Next place the right side (the side you just colored on and the pretty side of the decorative fabric) together and sew around three sides. Leave a large hole in the fourth side.
Turn the pillow inside out where the decorative sides are showing and have your personal slaves stuff them while wearing princess gowns.

Stitch the last side closed using a whip stitch or your sewing machine and your pillows are done.

We did three pillows with a 5,4, and 2 year old in about 20 minutes. That's some quick memory making action!

If you want to do this for a group activity such as a sleepover or girl scout thing than I would sew all the pillow forms in advance, let them decorate them, and then stuff them and sew shut.

If you make this, send me a picture! I want to see!

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Blogger Jessie's Girls said...

Looks like a good sleep-over activity. I am TERRIBLE about doing crafts with my kids - and they love crafts so much.

Is anything done around here while not wearing a princess dress? Somedays I feel like a full day of seeing my children dressed in street clothes would be therapeutic.

August 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

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