Category Archives: Sewing

Sewing: Pillows

TT has been really into sewing lately. She has a new book that we are totally loving: Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make.

We’ve been working just on staying straight and sewing nice and smooth.  If we stick to projects with short, straight lines she can do the sewing portion by herself.  She has been working hard on making pillows and blankets for her American Girl and other stuffies.

For this pillow we decided to design our own fabric.

We used:

cheap white cotton fabric from the discount bin

Fabric Markers

Sewing Machine (of course)



I pre-cut the amount of fabric needed and then the girls used the fabric markers to create their fabric design.   I threaded the sewing machine and then TT did the sewing.  We folded our fabric in half and TT sewed her little straight lines leaving one side open for stuffing.  We then stuffed, sewed up the last side and snuggled up with our new creation!