Monday, March 04, 2013

"Maggie" {in pillow form}...


Those of you who have read my blog for awhile are well acquainted with my "Maggie the Taggie" owl pattern. I sell this tag blanket pattern in my Etsy store, and I've made versions of Maggie many times for those I love. Recently I made the one below for a grand niece scheduled to be born next month...


I decided to use this same pattern but try something different for an eleven-year-old friend of mine who is learning how to sew. She brought me a little something on Valentine's Day and I wanted to reciprocate by giving her something she might like, so I made this...


I used the same pattern that I use for my "Maggie the Taggie" blanket, but I made a pillow instead. Rather than inserting ribbons (tags) into the outside seam, I just stitched her up after applying all the appliques...


The I stuffed her with some Poly-Fil and slip-stitched the opening shut...


My little friend's mother told me that her room is decorated in kiwi green and turquoise. I'm hoping this Maggie Pillow will feel right at home.


I just wanted to let you know that the "Maggie the Taggie Blanket" pattern can be slightly altered to form a cute, little-girl pillow too!

3 comments:

Chris said...

Adorable! The kiwi green and turquoise are so pretty together! I love the fabrics you chose.

Hands Sew Full said...

So cute! I make Maggie Tag Blankets for the babies whose births I attend, maybe Maggie pillows will have to be a new thing for older siblings!

VickiT said...

OH gosh! That is just adorable and what a clever idea.