Monday, July 29, 2013

Pennant Pillows!!!

As I mentioned before, I was the Camp Director for our Girls Camp.  We had a blast!  I made each of the girls a Keepsake to take home from camp.  I gave this to them on our last night.  

I made each of them a throw pillow for their bed!  

 

I knew it was going to be an undertaking because we had 22 girls go to camp! Yep! 22 pillows, Whew! Actually I made 24, I gave a couple to my girls for their bed!  I was surprised though, it didn't take me as long as I thought to make them.

 I used my Silhouette Cameo and some Heat transfer fabric interfacing Clean cut to cut all of the triangles and Iron them on...


I also included a note to them about their pillows.  Our Young Women's values have colors that represent each of the Young Women values.  I told them that many of the colors of the values are represented in these pillows so when they look at the pillows I hope they will always remember the values and what they stand for.



This is how I made the pillows.  The pillow inserts are a 12 x 12 in.  I made them just like I have all of my other envelope pillow casings.  I first cut the front piece of fabric at 13 x 13 inches...



 I cut my back piece at 13 in. wide by 18 in. long.  I then cut it in half horizontally...



I next pinned and stitched a double roll hem on each of the back pieces where I made the cut horizontally...





Once the back pieces are hemmed, the front piece of fabric needs the pennants placed on it.  I First ironed my fabric pieces onto the heat transfer material...

I cut the pieces apart and  peeled off the back paper.  You can see the shiny part of the  fabric transfer material...

placed it on the cutting mat and with my fabric blade, cut triangles out of each of the fabric pieces...




placed the various triangles the way I wanted them to lay across the front of the fabric piece

Stitched across the top of the banner to create the string the triangles would hang from...




Laid the top piece down face up...



Layered the back pieces on with the hem running across the middle horizontally...

Overlapped the other back piece...



Pinned and stitched a hem around the outside of the pillow...
  

Turned it right sides out and had a finished pillow.  Placed the pillow insert in and finished!



I was so excited to give them their pillows and they were very excited to receive them! So much Fun!!!


With Much Love & Gratitude,













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2 comments:

  1. YOU are amazing! (I figured you did something so very cool for girls camp!)

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