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Sunday, February 13, 2011

florence, alabama iloveyou.

well lately i have been missing the warmth of good ole southern weather.
i have made two ilove florence alabama crafts this weekend.
one of which i can't show you finished until after may 5th.
which is my sisters bday and she will be receiving it!:)

i made a state of alabama pillow. with some special love in florence.
here is some help if you'd like to make one for yourself.

first find a xerox copy of whatever state you are attempting.
black & white is fine. now for al i free handed
a large scale pillow by simply looking at an 8x10 copy.

next cut out your copy in the fabric of your choice.
i love green and i had an old ruined shirt i used the back of.
this pillow turned out huge which i love.
if you are buying fabric you will need about a half a yard.

next cut out the back side of your pillow i chose a checkered material.
then take the two and pin them..

then the fun begins. my sewing machine and i have a love/hate relationship.
i am getting better and better at using it but the time between each use is long.
i would recommend a small stitch and not a zigzag stitch. (i learned the hard way)
while sewing remember to leave a small opening for your stuffing.
i chose not to use a ton of stuffing bc i wanted it to be extra squishy.

here is the finished product.
oh and i added a heart over florence ofcourse. :)
my next state will be mississippi, which is where my husband is from.
happy crafting.
xo

1 comment:

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

SO CUTE! I need to make myself a Maryland one. This is so beautiful. Well done girl.

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