Thursday, October 10, 2013

DIY Boo! Pillows
I am not a huge Halloween fan but I do like to put out a few decorations for my piano students who come to my house for lessons.  These little Boo! pillows make up in no time and make use of some of those itty bitty scraps that I just can't throw away.

You will need 2 small pieces of fabric for the front and back, two buttons (I have a serious button hoarding problem) and some embroidery floss or heavy thread.  Cut a 5" square from each of the two fabrics.
I chose muslin for the front and a print cotton for the back.  Next, you will want to draw the B and ! so you will know where to stitch.  I use my favorite, The Frixion ball pen by Pilot, because I can erase any marks that are left behind if my stitching isn't perfect.

I use 4 strands of embroidery floss to stitch over the lines and sew on the buttons.  Then I put the front and back pieces right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam around the outside edges, leaving a 2" opening at the bottom for stuffing.  Pop in a little batting, stitch up the opening and you are done. So easy!


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