Finished! Just after midnight last night I managed to finally finish the Hello Birdie Pillow. I think it has come up very well – the pattern is very easy to understand, it’s by no means difficult; even for beginner sewers like myself. I made a few minor changes:
– The pattern calls for the same material front and back; I did different fabrics to add to the interest
– I put an eye on the back of the pillow as well; again for added interest and it means that it looks nice whichever way it is left by my little girl.
Blanket stitching around the six wings is time consuming but the pattern does give you other options (i.e. using your sewing machine and use a zig-zag stitch) but I thought the blanket stitch is nice as it adds a real sense that it is a hand crafted piece. I am half way through making a second one which I am going to gift to my god daughter for her upcoming christening and I wanted it to have a real sense that I had made it by hand, I think it adds to the meaning of the gift.
So that’s it for a week now, the family and I are off camping. When I get back I will make two pillow cases, one for each of my boys.