I’m so excited to release this name pillow pattern!
When my eldest daughter moved into a new bedroom, I made her a fabric name pillow to match the décor of her new room.
I didn’t know it then but that, dear Readers, is where this little business began!
She loved her pillow and my other children wanted one too, so I made three pillows.
When their friends came over, they were much admired and there was so much interest that eventually I started to make them commercially.
(Please note this pattern is released for personal use only!)
Over the course of the next year or two, I made pillows for new babies, pillows for birthdays, pillows for house-warmings, pillows for twins, pillows for kids going off to start university, pillows for christenings, pillows for weddings with the happy couple’s new surname, and a pillow for a customer’s special Granny’s special chair.
These pillows are simple and quick to make.
They’re also great for showcasing one of those delicious prints you have in your stash!
I use co-ordinating scraps in a range of tones to make up the letters and the appliqué motifs.
The pattern includes the appliqué butterfly, dinosaur and flower motifs but you can have fun embellishing your cushion with fussy cutting and cute little buttons. Do you recognise the owl button? I added one of these to the November block. I am a bit in love with them.
The pilows are made with removable, washable covers – if you have kids, you will know why.
They use a simple envelope back closure.
The sixteen page pattern comes with two full alphabets, both upper-case and lower-case, three appliqué motifs, detailed concise instructions which are illustrated where appropriate. Details for making the cushion pad are included with the pattern.
It is a straightforward, quick project that is suitable for confident beginners. They are suitable for names up to eight or nine characters in length.
You can get your own copy of this name pillow pattern NOW from my shop. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!
Sandra, these are so cute! Thanks for showing how you managed a longer name too. I was wondering how that would work!
Sandra Healy says
Thanks, Wendy! When I made these commercially I initially just used the capital letters but I felt bad for turning away the Alexanders and Josephines of this world so I did out the lower case alphabet too! I do like the look of the longer names with all those scrappy letters.