|the finished pyjama stash pillow!|
i can't sew circles and while i absolutely adore the one made by virginia, i needed to create something that used straight lines! i decided a square overlapped pillow would do the job nicely and it sounded easy enough for me to attempt today. i have added a few more pictures than i normally would of the process below to show you how i made a square one. just in case you too were scared of sewing circles and wanted to make a square one!
the pillow uses one piece of fabric and one piece of quilters batting and that's it for what you need bar the sewing machine. as this is for a ten year old boy's pj's i went with an elongated size. if it was square i figured the pillow would flop down too much so i went with a low rectangle shape. i also added in the batting so that if their weren't pj's inside the pillow would still hold it's shape.
|all that is required for today's creation.|
|start by folding over and then folding over again along the shortest side of the fabric.|
|iron the folds in place so you have a good overlap, then measure your batting to fit. make sure you cut your batting 1/2" narrower than the width of the fabric ...|
|its during the second sewing of the french side seams that you sew the backing in place.|
|turn out so you have the right side out, the batting should now be sewn in place with the side seams and you are finished|
|the completed pillow stuffed with the boy peeps pj's!|
|much better than trying to find the missing top or trunks down the side of his bed :) |
HAPPY days, my friends, happy days!
sincere thanks to virginia of gingercake for the wonderful concept AND the tutorial is really indepth and would be easy to follow if you are into sewing circles! as for prudent baby let me just tell you, the tutorials and all they offer are completely addictive ... there were so many projects i wanted to try, i didn't know where to start!