What are the three loveliest words you could hear from your partner? Not "I love you." Not "I ordered pizza." But rather that simple sentence that spells an evening of Netflix and sweatpants, leftovers and a glass of wine -- "Let's stay home."
To make this pillow, you will need:
- A pillow form
- Enough gray wool felt to cover said form
- White felt for letters (one of the 33-cent sheets from Michaels was more than enough)
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Xacto knife
- Water-soluble marking pen
- Thread (white and black)
- A sewing machine or basic sewing skills
- A cutting mat or piece of thick cardboard
Fold the grey wool felt in half and cut around the pillow form, leaving an allowance of a half-inch on all sides.
Using your ruler and marking pen, draw a grid on the white felt from which to cut the letters. I made each block 2 1/2" high by 2" wide.
Draw the letters in each block, making sure they are as close as possible to the same size. Don't forget the apostrophe!
Cut out the letters (making sure your cutting mat or cardboard is underneath to protect your surface!). I found it was best to use a combination of the rotary cutter and Xacto knife.
Take your time and pin all the letters in place, making sure you're happy with the layout. I arranged it so that the top of the finished pillow would be the folded side.
Using the white thread, sew all the letters in place and remove the pins. Follow the package instructions to remove the marker (I got rid of mine with a combination of soapy water and a Tide To Go pen).
Fold the pillow cover so that the letters are facing in, and stitch the two sides. Flip inside out, insert the pillow form, and stitch the bottom closed using black thread.
I think it coordinates with the rest of our bedroom pretty well. And the message? Timeless.
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