I was sitting in the dentist’s office patiently waiting my turn for pain & suffering. Had to get a root canal and a molar pulled in one visit. Am I crazy or what? Rather than sitting there thinking over and over “This is gonna hurt” I opted to read to occupy my mind. I bypassed the 6 month old edition of People Magazine probably as I already knew who gained weight, who entered rehab and who is no longer dating or married. Oh the exciting lives of the rich and famous. NOT. I’m guessing they don’t know that the richest person isn’t the one who has the most but rather who needs the least. Anyway, I opted for the only other choice, a decor magazine that I had never seen before. Pretty cover, pretty pictures. The magazine featured homes filled with furniture that cost more than my house. Who lives in these houses? I would not want to live there because I would never want to clean that much space. Anyway as I sat and thumbed through one pretty picture after another, I came to an article about decorating a teens room. This beautiful lip pillow was sitting on the bed. How cute and only $58.00. Wow. Only $58.00. Gee gas for my car for 2 weeks or a lip pillow? Guess what? I managed both because I made the lip pillow. Ok, in their defense the one in the magazine was made from velvet, mine is felt. I think fleece would work perfectly too but I didn’t have any red fleece on hand.
If you want to make one too, here is how you do it.
The dimensions are approximately 23″ x 9″. To make your pattern tape together 4 pieces of copy paper. Short side to short side. Then tape the two long pieces together. Free hand draw your lip. After drawing, look & see which half is better, fold in the center and cut the two halves together so they are exactly the same on both sides.
Cut two pieces of fabric using your pattern. Place right side to right side of fabric.
See how I have marked a spot on the top and bottom of the lips with pins? You need to stitch the whole way around the pillow except where the pins are. Leave a 3″ opening for turning and stuffing. Stitch using a quarter inch seam.
Snip the curves and point as shown. Snipping the fabric makes it lay smoother when turned and done. And no, that isn’t a professional hand model holding the fabric. That is just I being embarrassed at how rough my hands look.
Once stitched and snipped, give it a good press and turn down and press the opening. See how I pressed the turning points down so you can’t tell where the opening is?
Sorry but try as I might, I couldn’t get my marking for the center of the pillow to photograph. You can see here how I stitched it. I tried marking with chalk and the felt just gobbled it up so I used a disappearing marking pen. Draw a wiggly line like above and stitch. Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of the line.
Stuff the top and bottom of the pillow with fluff. Stuff firmly. Stitch your opening closed and that is it. Cute $58.00 pillow. Nope super cute pillow for pennies.
This pillow would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for anyone. It would also be a great product for sale at a craft show. Super easy, quick and inexpensive to make.
Yesterday was bitter cold and snowy so I stayed in and sewed. I have 6 more Valentine appropriate projects that I’ll be posting during the week so be sure not to miss any. Sign up for my email notifications of new posts or follow me on Bloglovin.
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