Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homemade Alphabet Pillow


If you know my kids, you KNOW who this pillow is for. One of my sons LOVES letters! Making crafts is not really my thing but I saw this pillow on etsy.com and fell in love. Only thing, it cost over a hundred bucks . . . yes, for a pillow. So I decided to make my own, a decision I would come to regret many times along the way.

I still can't believe it's really finished. It's been over a year in the making. Well actually, the materials sat in my closet for over a year, staring at me every day, wondering if this day would be THE day. I finally pulled it out on Sunday evening and finished it Monday afternoon. If I'd known it would only take a day to sew, I'd have finished a long time ago!

The letters are made out of wool felt I bought on Etsy. My mom cut them out for me ages ago using paper letters as a pattern. Thanks Mom! Without her I never would have finished this pillow. She's the one that bought me my first sewing machine for Christmas. And I HAD to finish so she'd stop asking me if I was done with the pillow yet. I sewed the letters on (very slowly) with my sewing machine. It's an envelope pillow case so I can take it off and wash it if need be. When my son found out this was not a pillow to sleep on, he burst into tears. After much explanation about decorative pillows, he is now happy to sleep NEXT to it.


Now the pillow is DONE, I'm glad I decided to make it myself. It went pretty smoothly besides a permanent iron mark left on the fabric. I was more than a little irritated when my husband asked if I was going to start over. Um no, I don't think so. I keep telling myself it's not that noticeable. I have some extra fabric and felt left over so I'm thinking of making a number pillow for my other son. Don't tell my mom though or I'll never hear the end of it until it's finished!


This post is linked to: Whipperberry Friday Flair, Happy Hour Friday, Get Schooled Saturday, Homemaker on a Dime, Homestead Revival, Too Cute Tuesday, The 36th Avenue, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Tatertots & Jello



14 comments:

  1. I think yours is way cuter than the etsy one!

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  2. Kendra, the pillow is so cute! Braden is a lucky boy. I can't tell you how many projects I have started and not finished. I think I am more likely to finish if I have told people about it. :)

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  3. Hooray, Braden's pillow is finished! Good thing I kept asking you about it! You did a fantastic job Kendra! I knew it wouldn't take you that long once you started it!

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  4. Your pillow is beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on it!

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  5. Kendra, your post made me laugh!!! I love the pillow and am super proud of your sewing prowess. Just think, every time you pass this pillow you will think, "dang, I'm awesome!"

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  6. If I may say so, I think your pillow is way cuter than the etsy one :)

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  7. Love this! yikes 100 bucks for the one on etsy is a little to much for a throw pillow...yours looks great and not spending $100 is a MAJOR savings!

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  8. Such a sweet little pillow! Found you thru Claiming Our Space, on the VBA list. I'll be making one of these little pillows for my granddaughter very soon! Thanks for sharing your idea! New Follower.
    JoAnn

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  9. Very cute! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

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  10. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it!

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  11. Wow I love this! I'm going to have to try it. Also I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has projects in the cupboard patiently waiting.

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  12. :) Nice idea, I thinks kids love this pillow.

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