In my eyes, she is a “Sewlebrity,” and here’s why I’ve got a “Crush” on her!
But first, here are a few reasons why I have “fallen in love” with her blog.
The Oasis Dress
Cut out two rectangles, about throw pillow sized (is it terrible that I didn’t even measure, just eyeballed approximately how big I wanted them to be and cut?). Also cut out two smaller rectangles from a graphic fabric (mine were about 5″ wide and 10″ tall). Embellish the main pieces as desired. I embroidered “piper” on the patterned side and a little face on the pink linen side.
Pin the smaller rectangles in half, right sides facing in and stitch along the unfinished edge, making two tubes. Pinking shear the edges and turn right side in (these are your huggie’s ‘arms’).
Stuff the tube with polyfil and pin the unfinished open edge along the right side of one of the main pieces. I pinned mine at an angle so that the ‘arms’ would sit right and not stick out at a ninety degree angle. Do the same with the bottom open tube edge. Repeat with the ‘arm’ piece on the other side.
Pin the two main pieces together, right sides facing in, with the stuffed arm pieces sandwiched in between. Sew up the side edges, catching the tube ends in the line of stitching.
Continue stitching around the rest of the pillow, leaving a 4″ opening along the bottom edge.
Turn right side in, pulling the pillow and the ‘arms’ through the 4″ opening. Stitch closed.
DONE! The perfect huggie for your baby girl’s girlygirly chair (here’s the tutorial for reupholstering a vintage chair).
Thanks for having us Rach! Though we certainly wouldn’t considers ourselves “Sewlebrities,” we adore you and are loving this series. New friends- come on by kojodesigns anytime!