Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zig Zag Monogram Pillow {Boys Skateboard Bedroom}

I've been working on finishing up projects around my house BEFORE starting new ones.  Sad face.  I know I can't be the only gal out there that gets going on a room makeover and then gets sick of it and moves on to something else leaving a pile of unfinished projects in my wake!  I'm resolving to be good and finish up stuff before buying new supplies for other stuff.

So back to the skateboard room.  The one I was working on MONTHS ago.  Remember the dresser, houndstooth curtains and skateboard shelves?  Well this week I made a pillow!  A pillow is progress.


Supplies:

Two fabric squares 17"x17" (I used zig zag and polka dot fabric from premier prints)
Letter (I just printed mine off the computer)
A little scrap of coordinating fabric for monogram
Pom Pom trim (I used 2 yards for a 17 inch square pillow)
Steam a Seam or Heat N Bond
Pillow Stuffing


Start by tracing your letter onto your fusible interfacing.


Iron the interfacing to the monogram fabric.


Cut out the monogram letter and iron it onto the front of your pillow.


Sew around the letter to give it added durability.  You could zig zag or just do a regular straight stitch.


Attach your pom pom trim with pins and sew onto front 17"x17" square.  I forgot to take picture of it pinned so pretend!


Take your back 17" x 17" piece of fabric and place it on top of front piece of fabric right sides together.  Pin around edges and sew around pillow leaving 4-6 inches open so you can stuff your pillow.


Trim corners of pillow and turn right side out.


Stuff your pillow!


Sew opening closed with a needle and thread.


Love the pom pom trim.  I want to attach it to everything in the house!


The back is polka dot so it looks cute either way.


The duvet is from Ikea and was only $20 for a full.  The bedspread is from Target.  Now I just need to figure out what to hang above his bed.


Happy Sewing!