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!
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