I like to make pillows and softies for my kids, I think it's one of the ways I let them know that I love them. I made this raindrop pillow for my son a few weeks ago and shared it over on bkids. I have a hard time throwing things away and this is a wonderful way to repurpose an old sweater you don't wear anymore. If there are a few more people on your list this would make a cute Christmas gift too.
If you'd like to make a raindrop pillow here's what you'll need
*an old sweater
* butcher paper
* a fat quarter of fabric (I used black polka dot fabric)
* a small piece of black felt
* black embroidery floss
* coral embroidery floss
Here's what I did to make the pillow:
1. Draw a rain drop on the butcher paper leaving 1/4 seam allowance.
2. Pin the template to the sweater and cut the raindrop shape out of the sweater.
3. Cut the raindrop shape out of the polka dot fabric.
4. Put the two raindrop pieces together right sides together and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance. Leave a 3 inch opening at the bottom.
5. With the black felt cut four legs leaving 1/4 seam allowance. Sew the legs together and turn right side in (you might need to use a chopstick). Stuff the legs.
6. Attach the legs onto the raindrop.
7. Sew on the eyes and mouth and you're finished!
Henrik was so excited about his raindrop pillow and loves to use him for building forts and cuddling at night.