Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crayon Colored Pillows

This is a craft project that I did with the kids at UUFEC. It turned out so well that I wanted to share the project with some directions. My two year old was able to do the coloring and stuffing portions. She really enjoyed creating a pillow.

1. Iron muslin fabric (natural or white) onto freezer
paper. You want the square to be big enough for the circle that you're going to trace. I cut ~16" squares.
2. Trace a circle onto the muslin fabric. I used a permanent marker so that I could use it for a sewing line later. I used a 14" cake circle, but you could use a plate or pot of a size you want.
3. Have the kids color in the circles using regular crayons or fabric markers. If you use crayons, you'll want to put a white paper towel over the crayon and iron lightly to set the wax into the fabric.
4. Remove the freezer paper.
5. Cut out a backing fabric the same size as your muslin square.
6. Sew the muslin square and the backing fabric (right sides together) on the marker line. Leave an opening about as wide as your hand to turn the pillow.
7. Turn the pillow right side out.
8. Stuff with polyfil or other stuffing.
9. Sew the opening closed.

If you like or use these directions, please leave a comment!

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).