Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Sophie Pillow....


So here you guys go... another pillow. This pillow was a request of my co-worker... it was for her dog. She saw the Elwynn pillow and liked it so much that she asked if I could make her one for her dog... I of course said yes.

She really wanted something funky and asked if I could do a dog bone shape, originally I said yes but after my visit to the local fabric store it wasn't possible. She wanted zebra print and there was simply no zebra available. So I bought zebra ribbon and sewed it to a black 1.5 inch base... then sewed all those strips together. This took so much longer than I thought it would... I followed a pattern and tutorial from here however if I were... and I would, make this pillow again I would make a few changes.

First cut you white back ground 11.5 inches not 10.5 (10.5 is really hard to put most names on unless they are either short or you have much smaller font... but lets face it this is a NAME pillow so we want the name to be bigger).

I cut 42 1.5x 3 inch strips... in 3 different fabrics... I would not do this the same... it takes so much longer, personally I would do... ( and I hope this makes sense)

I would do as many at the same time as possible... so you need 13 on top of your alternating colours...

so: 13 strips of 1.5x 6 inches... once they are all sewn together... cut them at the 3 inch mark... then repeat for the sides... which were 6 strips....

Does this make sense???

Applique was I guess easy... I was just having one of those days and was too stubborn to give up... I redid the back (black side) 3 times... yep that's right 3 times... I was not a happy person.

So this is it... other than those changes I loved making it, and I AM IN LOVE with how it turned out...

Have a great day!

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Creations by Kara


  1. so pretty!
    I got crazy one night and actually paid for a pattern that looks EXACTLY like yours! Wonderful pillow!!

  2. Oh really!!! Well if you are ever wondering... I can't read a pattern to save my life... but I can look at an article of clothing and make a pattern... so just send me the picture and I will try to do up a pattern for you with a tutorial... that is by far my favorite thing to do... Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Well, it turned out really cute! It's very fun and funky--great job!

    Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

  4. Very, very cute! The pattern you used looks very nit-picky, I don't usually use a pattern, then I wonder why my pillows are as perfect as they should be;o)
    I used to live in the Vancouver area, I moved out here to Winnipeg two years ago, I love it here! I don't miss the lower mainland of BC at all.
    I'm a new follower, btw! Hugs, Cindy S

  5. Oh Hey Cindy.... Yeah I think while very beautiful it is very busy and I like calm country myself... my sister moved out to winnipeg and she likes it... I have personally never been but hope to some day...

    Thanks for becoming a follower!!! I am waiting for enough to do a giveaway... I want to so bad...