But I had to get on this little project right away since it was requested by Tuesday. At my son's daycare, we have the option to let the kids give their class a gift for Christmas. On their wish list was new reading pillows for the floor. Being the awesome husband he is, my husband chose this for me, knowing I will take any excuse to sew something.
He was a little disappointed that I used Chevron fabric. I tried explaining that craft stores don't have kid friendly patterns in duck cloth or home decor fabric. I wanted something that would stand up to the tornado that is a toddler AND be cute. So it is what it is. Plus I LOVE chevrons, even if it's the oldest trend ever.
These are really easy to make. I just used this tutorial from Six Sisters' Stuff. When I say easy, I mean after I really messed up the first one, then got the hang of things. In full disclosure, I have the ability to mess up the simplest of projects. I was using a 20 x 20 size pillow insert but reading the directions for the 16 inchers they were making and got numbers crossed somewhere. Ended up with a 16 x 20 cover for my pillow. I went back to Hobby Lobby and traded the 20's for 18's so I could fix the pillowcase, but then ended up making friends with my seam ripper again when I forgot to sew it right side in. Just keeping it real. After that mess, the next two were a breeze :)