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My daughter has started to show an interest in sewing and has asked me to show her how to sew a lot of stuff. We have started with some simple projects and she has really loved them. So I am always on the lookout for some simple sewing projects that will help her get more comfortable with sewing.
Recently Laura Kelly offered to let me pick a project from her shop and I found this really cute Button Cloud Pillow and new it would be the perfect project for Adison to work on. It is nice and simple, really cute and very affordable. Check out the button cloud pillow kit here. We thought it would be fun to show you how she made it and how it turned out.
After ordering our pillow kit it arrived in the mail rather quickly.
- Button Cloud Pillow kit
- Needle & Thread
- Glue for buttons (or you can sew them on)
If it was me making this pillow I would just pin the paper to the felt and cutout the cloud. Adison was struggling with that idea. So we cut out the cloud first, traced it on the felt and then cut out the clouds on the felt. Make sure your felt is folded in half so it cuts out two clouds at the same time.
You could go around the edges with a sewing machine but I haven’t quite taught her how to use the sewing machine yet. So I showed her how to do a simple stitch around the edges of the pillow. She wanted to do the edges in pink. I had her go around the edges then stop at the top to add the ribbon handle.
The kit came with a cute black polka dot ribbon. However, the package was tied really cute with some pretty rainbow ribbon and she wanted to use those for her handle instead. We gathered the ribbon pieces together and placed them inside the pillow and then sewed them into the pillow.
Keep sewing and repeat with the other side of the ribbon handle.
Continue around the pillow until you are close to where you are started – leaving a hole to stuff the pillow.
Now finish sewing around the pillow and then add your buttons. We just used glue to add our buttons but you could sew them on the felt before sewing the pieces together.
I just love how it turned out and Adison especially loves it. I think it helped her feel a bit more confident with sewing and it gave her some ideas. She wants to get more felt and made a cloud purse next. I love how her creative mind works!!
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