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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Personalized Name Pillow Pattern Review and Giveaway!

You might remember when I was so excited to share this pillow that I made! Now I am thrilled to tell you that You Can Make This is giving TWO readers will get the chance to WIN this pattern.
This really is an easy to follow and easy to use pattern. I consider myself a beginning sewer (and it shows if you look closely). The hardest part for me was getting started! Though I had never before used applique or the satin stitch, the directions made it as easy for me to do it. Really, I think I just need to practice a lot more!
This is an e-book, so you just download the pattern to your computer. With 27 pages of patterns and instructions, you won't be left to wonder how to complete each step. You can print as little or as much of it as you'd like. I printed the letter patterns, but used the computer for the rest of the instructions.
This pattern allows you to sell your product (as long as it is not mass produced). If I had a bit more skill, I might consider this. With all the unique names these days, parents and children love to have a personalized product.
The only downfall that I could find with the pattern was one letter. The capital "M" that came with the pattern had bumps instead of points at the top (though it was tall like a capital letter). Since my daughter is young, I wanted it to be clear that her name began with a capital letter; so I just created my own.
The pattern really allows you to make a quick and simple pillow that is personalized and beautiful. I think it would be great for an alternate backing to be included in the pattern so that if a person wants a washable pillowcase they can make it. Personally, I want all of my children's pillows to be easily washable, and not to lose the fluffiness, so it makes sense to me. I made a simple pillow sham without instructions, though a friend had verbally told me how to do it.
I think this pattern lends itself well to be a great gift for boys or girl; just customize the fabric! I think a 16 year old girl would even like this! You could also make pillows for home decor with the words "home," "faith," or "family" on them. Maybe you like to change things often and would like Christmas or seasonal pillows. It's all in the fabric and word choice!
To Purchase: Go here! To Enter: Leave a comment telling me who would get a personalized name pillow from you. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address if you do not have a blog. Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries. Additional Entries: (Leave a comment for each additional entry.)
  • Browse You Can Make This and tell me your favorite product.
  • Be a follower of this blog.
  • Comment on any non-contest post (and contribute to the conversation). If you have commented before, that counts, just make sure you leave an entry comment.

Leave comments before midnight on October 7th. Winners will be contacted by email on October 8th and will have three days to claim their prize!

Good luck!!

22 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, what a fun giveaway! :D I love their patterns!

Hmm, I would definitely want one for myself, then I'd probably make for my Nan and parents, and siblings and maybe even friends too! ;D Lol! Everyone!

Blessings!
~Rachel~

Rachel said...

I already follow your lovely blog! :)

Love and Hugs!
~Rachel~

Rachel said...

Hmm, favorites, well, besides EVERYTHING!... ;D Lol!

I like the table runners an house decor stuff, so I really would love this - http://youcanmakethis.com/info/quilting/Rick-Racky-Oh-So-Scrappy-Christmas.htm

And I love these too! - http://youcanmakethis.com/info/holidays/Tea-Towel-Celebrations.htm

Thanks for another Entry!
~Rachel~

The Harris Family said...

I would make one for both of my girls. I love the pillow you made!

Rachel said...

Okay, I left you a comment! (actually I left you two. Lol!) :) I had been meaning to anyway though, just so you know! ;) Lol!

Blessings!
~Rachel~

Keri said...

i would LOVE to make one for my daughter- she is now in her "big girl" bed and needs some decor now! come to think of it- this would be a great gift idea for our cousins, too- boy, i hope i win now!!!

Keri said...

i am a follower! :)

Keri said...

i love the kimberbell doll and the nativity- both so so cute!

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Oh how fun, I think this is a little complicated for me but it's worth a try right? I'd make one for ER and I'm sure she'd love it!

To make it easy, even though I know you could get ahold of me, here's my email address:
katiesnestingspot@live.com, because I am signed in at ABC & 123 right now.

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

My favorites changes all the time, but right now I am hankering after these stitched sentiment samplers.

http://youcanmakethis.com/info/holidays/The-Christmas-Sampler-Gift-Set-Stitching.htm

katiesnestingspot@live.com

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

I left a comment as myself on your post about taking a tour of the new school.

katiesnestingspot@live.com

Life by the Handful said...

If I won I would make the pillow for the new baby, but first I would have to wait until after it was born so I would know what colors to use. :)

Life by the Handful said...

I love the Katie Kitten, I love the look of crazy patterned fabrics mixed together.

Life by the Handful said...

I'm a follower!

Susan said...

Both my kids for starters and then everyone in my son's playgroup! So cute!

Ticia said...

All my kids for starters..... Then probably just some fun silly stuff.

Ticia said...

Hmmmm..... What is my favorite pattern there? I like their play food patterns, but I'm looking forward to the mini Kimmi pattern coming out, that or the Captain Jack pattern.

Jenny said...

Guess I'll enter because your pillow is SO very cute. Even though my sewing skills are questionably beginner. I can usually make pillows, though.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I would be making these for everyone! They are so cute! It would be a excellent Christmas present for all the little ones in the family.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I really like the handbags. That may be my next big project.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I'm a follower.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I've commented on your blog before.

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