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 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.)
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