Monday, September 26, 2011

DIY U.S. Map Pillow

I saw this U.S. Map Pillow tutorial a looong time ago and recently decided I needed some more pillows! So I whipped one up the other day and it turned out super cute! Here's what I did:

First, gathered my materials. You will need:
Fabric for the pillow, I chose a vintage floral fabric
2 colors of felt, one for the U.S. and one for the heart.
A sewing machine
A needle

Print out this U.S. diagram, provided for us by the lovely KikiCreates. I actually saved it and then put it into a Word document to get a size that would fit the felt that I had. Cut out the diagram, pin to felt and cut out your felt U.S. Then cut 2 rectangles of fabric for the pillow and a heart with your second felt.

Pin your felt U.S. to one of the pillow fabrics and hand stitch.


Next, grab your heart and hand stitch to U.S. in your place of residence (mine was Houston).

Then place your second pillow fabric right side down on top of the one with the U.S.. Pin edges together.


Sew all edges leaving a 3"-4" gap somewhere for turning out.

Clip the corners.

Turn the pillow right side out through the gap.


Stuff it and pin together the gap.


Stitch up the gap.


And you have an adorable U.S. pillow!


It's nice to have a DIY come out better than expected. I really love it! I have some other pillow ideas up my sleeve, we'll see how those turn out! I feel so overwhelmed with work/homework/life today but don't feel like doing any of it! On top of that, Brandon got a flat tire today and is running around town trying to get a knew one. Hopefully the rest of my week goes well.... oi vey. Wish me luck.

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