Friday, March 23, 2012

"P" is for Pillow

Sew: personalized kids lumbar pillow

Reverse applique technique with stripe pieced pink fabrics and ric rac trim:

A gift for young girl who collects stuffed animals and such for her bed.

Here's how I made the pillow:

1. Sew 2" stripes to fit the height of your letters:

2. Lay out letters, trace with permanent marker:

3. Place pillow fabric on top of letters and trace outline with pencil:

4. Cut out inner portion of letter about 1/4" inside pencil tracing:
**Work one letter at a time.

5. Pin pink stripe piece behind cut out letter:

6. Top stitch around letter, folding under 1/4" raw edge up to pencil line:
* Be sure to clip corners for ease.

7. All letters sewn in place.
Cut backing same size as front piece:

8. Press in edge of pillow front and back at 1/2".
Pin ric rac trim in between pillow front and back:

9. Top stitch ric rac in place (this also closes up edge seams), leave 4" gap open at bottom for filling:

10. Stuffing with polyfil, top stitch opening shut:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. What a great idea! I love that. Love the fabrics you put together as well.

  2. Excellent! I love that ric-rac detail! We'll link to this post for the voting portion of the Typography Challenge. :-)

  3. These came out great!! I love the fabric. Stopping by from Remodelaholic's linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week:

  4. Beautiful work. Easy tutorial too. Thanks. Thinking of trying this.

  5. Found you through Knock off Decor, so glad I did. Love the pillow.

    Cindy Sue

  6. have to try this!

    hope you'll visit soon--a great giveaway hapenning:



  7. That is such an awesome idea! It looks lovely :D

  8. How did you happen to connect the inside of the O, since you cut it.