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Today’s project is an oldie but a goodie (oldie as in I-made-it-in-January-but-haven’t-shared-the-tutorial-yet). I shared the tutorial over at Family Ever After for Rach’s Sew-lebrity series (sidenote, real sew-lebrities don’t have to sew with the sewing machine manual in their lap and You Tube on their sewing table… but it was so fun to be a part of Rach’s series). Anyway, I thought I’d share it here as well.When I was working on the aqua chair for Piper Jane’s nursery, I saw this oh so cute Hold Me Tight pillow at Land of Nod. I love it. She needed something like it- so I made her one. Want to make one too?
Cut out two rectangles, about throw pillow sized (is it terrible that I didn’t even measure, just eyeballed approximately how big I wanted them to be and cut?). Also cut out two smaller rectangles from a graphic fabric (mine were about 5″ wide and 10″ tall). Embellish the main pieces as desired. I embroidered “piper” on the patterned side and a little face on the pink linen side (for those of you who’ve emailed/commented with requests for an embroidery primer- it’s in the works and should be up soon!).
Stuff the tube with polyfil and pin the unfinished open edge along the right side of one of the main pieces. I pinned mine at an angle so that the ‘arms’ would sit right and not stick out at a ninety degree angle. Do the same with the bottom open tube edge. Repeat with the ‘arm’ piece on the other side.
ps- I can’t handle how small Piper Jane is in these pictures (and how little hair she has)! Whoa-grow-up-so-quick!