So my 5 year-old decided he NEEDED an owl pillow.
We discussed what his expectations were, made a few sketches, picked fabrics, & made a plan.
Then the project just sat on my sewing table, staring at me.
My patient little guy reminded me of the project almost every day. He would say, “Mom, when can we make my owl pillow?” I would say, “Right after I’m done with this. I can’t wait to work on it!” Then something else would get in the way of being able to start it.
I was finally able to start working on it the other day! While I was making this pillow, my husband said, “Seems like a lot of effort…” I just nodded & kept working. It was worth every second I worked on it, because T will LOVE having a special thing that Mom made just for him, that he got to help design.
For the eyes, I did some embroidery. This stitch is called, Buttonhole Wheel. It’s not perfect, but it WAS my first time! 🙂
I realized WAY too late that I was going to make the body of the owl green & make the tummy stripey. Oops! Oh well!
I used this tutorial for the invisible zipper.
It must have turned out okay because my 8 year-old asked me to make a puffin pillow next!