This is a gift for Scotty, his birthday is this weekend. I thought...what single, gun loving, dude can't use a nice throw pillow for his sofa??
I bought the pillow filler($6.55), Sew on snaps(4/$2.99 -used 2) and 1 yard of off-white broadcloth ($1.99/y) at Hobby Lobby.
I made a diaper kind of pillow case - the material is doubled. Stitched closed the one end, added the snaps to the top flap. More like an envelope I suppose. Then eyeballed and cut out the felt target ($0.25). Sewed it in place with some black thread, stuffed the pillow in ... Done.
I do love these kinds of gifts, about $10 of materials for this. Not too shabby, and really I enjoyed the hell out of making it. Best of all. He is going to LOVE it.
Welcome to my blog where the Savage (me) has been loosed upon crafting materials!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I create all kinds of fun and barbaric creatures out of felt, thread, and imagination. Ideas are plundered from my uncivilized mind and then stitched up by hand, then embroidered with decorations and weapons. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It’s a LOT of fun. Occasionally one of them even gets to draw some blood if I’m not watching where I’m working!
I free cut all my pieces with a couple of quick sketches to guide me as a pattern. Each one is slightly different in size and shape. I make a lot of these as gifts for my friends, but mostly, I like to create crazy little Vikings for my own enjoyment.
They are best when they have a little story that goes along with, so I will try to share my original sketch, the story and the finished feltling with you here.