I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

monogram pillow

monogram pillow

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I have a couple pillows I made for Elly's room. This first one is a monogram pillow. It was pretty easy and quick. 

To make:

first. I bought a pillow from Jo Ann's they were on sale so I stocked up. I got it for about $4. Also, you need some felt (just enough to cover the pillow) and the pom pom ribbon (enough to go around the outside).

second. Cut the back two panels, I like to make my pillows this way because it's super easy and you can just pull off the pillowcase when ever you want. Make sure that there is about 2 to 3 inches of overlay, meaning that they are 2 to 3 inches wider than you actually need, so that when the pillow is in it, you still don't see the pillow.

{this is what the back will look like done, you leave the middle seam un sewn so that you can take out the pillow if you need to}

third. Cut your front panel and your letter. I just free handed the letter and cut it out.

fourth. Using a top stitch, sew the letter on to the front panel.

fifth. To sew the pillow together and sew the pom pom ribbon on, pin the fabric right side to the right side, with the pom pom ribbon on the inside. You can kind of see in the picture below that the pom pom ribbon is inside the pillow and the pillow is inside out. Just sew it then flip it right side out and you're done!

{oh and by the way, I got the chair at a thrift store for $2 and then recovered the cushion}
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