After I got approval from Casey's sister that I could make a big tent (collapsible) for Kylie, the planning began! Last night I completed Phase 1: personalized pillow for the birthday girl. I of course can't leave out the little sister ( trust me, I know from experience that when there are two of you, a little something for the other doesn't hurt). That being the case I decided to make Kinsey her very own personalized fleece pillow for the tent as well.
Iron on Heat N' Bond
Chalk or Fabric Pen
Pillow Form or Stuffing
Step 1: Create the stencil for the name either from the computer or using an existing alphabet stencil.
Step 2: Cut out the letters and trace them onto the felt.
|Toby wanted some attention so he laid down on the fabric and tried to eat my ruler|
Step 4: Cut out the letters from the felt as well as HEAT N' BOND to fit each one.
Step 5: Iron on the letters to the fleece fabric in the appropriate place. Make sure to place a cloth in between the iron and the letters when ironing.
Step 6: Sew the letters onto the fabric where the front of the pillow will be for extra "security", outlining the edges of each letter.
Step 7: Turn the fleece fabric inside out and fold in half to form your pillow outline. Pin down the edges and sew. Remember to leave a 5" opening so you can turn the pillow right side out and stuff.
Step 8: Stuff the pillow with Pillow Form/Stuffing until your reach the fluffiness you want. I ended up using 3 bags of pillow stuffing for my pillow. Since I only had three bags, I could only complete one pillow last night. The other one will have to wait for more Poly-Fil.
Step 9: Close the opening by folding in the edges, pinning, and sewing shut.
Now you have a VERY COMFY jumbo fleece pillow!
I made Casey test it out and he was surprised at how comfy it was. Now on my to do list is to make him a smaller one that he can sleep on ha.