Michaela loves the Seattle Seahawks. Recently, she and I made a plan for her to make a Seattle Seahawks pillow from fleece. I got the fleece and saved it for when she was going to spend a few nights at my house.
I cut it out for her. She cut a couple of corners out, but felt like it was making her too nervous. She was worried that she would wreck it, but she did a great job on the corners she did cut. I started with a double layer of fleece, and cut it to about 29 inches square. I then cut out 6 inch squares out of the corners, and cut strips approximately 1 inch by 6 inches around the pillow. Then, I showed her how to tie. She tied. I tied. Her sister tied. At last it was done, except for a couple of stray ties that weren’t. Oops! So, while she was in the other room, Rob and I untied and retied one side, and it was done!
We had a 16 inch pillow form I had hoped to use. After tying it part way, it became apparent we needed a bigger one. Rob took Michaela to the fabric store and they got an 18 inch one instead. Notice the clever use of the scraps–she made herself a headband/hat with them.
Little brother had to have one, too.It was a great project. It didn’t take too long, she could tie the ties with some help, and she loves it. She is a girl who knows what she likes, that’s for sure, and she likes this pillow.