I didn’t realize it until recently, but as it turns out, we have amassed a pretty major handmade pillow collection. A few weeks ago, I decided I couldn’t stand any of the store bought pillows on my daughter’s bed and went searching around the house for replacements and noticed we’ve been making pillows with our kids for quite a while over here, with no signs of slowing down.
Have you ever made any pillows with your kids? They are really fun and there are about a million and one ways to do it, whether it’s hand sewing, machine sewing, or simply glue gunning fabric together. The one below is made from a tote bag! No cutting involved and no sewing. You can see the tutorial I wrote here. It’s such a cute keepsake.
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The one above is made by my 4 year old and the one below was made by my five year old. I love that she wrote my real name, rather than mama. So random.
I love this next one too, so much. Didi made it when she was three and a half. I just put out some fabric on an easel with tempera paint and THIS is what she came up with. Umm…Didi, you’re amazing. I sewed and stuffed it myself.
The little round orange one below was made completely independently by Gigi, my five year old. She’s so proud of this pillow and uses it all the time for her dolls.
Here’s Didi doing a little photo shoot and styling session after I found all the pillows and put them on her bed. She is way into photography/being like her mama. She loves to get out her camera when I’m taking pics and change things around. She added all her favorite stuffed animals for this particular shoot and insisted I didn’t touch a thing and stand back.
Then she checked her work and showed me all the good pics. Basically, I’m madly in love with her and can’t take how cool she is.
So whether it’s sew or no sew, making pillows with kids is super fun! I highly recommend it, especially for kids 5 and up. They will totally surprise you with their skills. Here are some links to specific pillow making projects we’ve done over the years, in case you want to give one a try. Thanks for reading along. xo, Meri
Fabric Resist Pillows (this is the I love Dada one and the first one we made)
Vegetable Stamp No Sew Pillows
I love those pillows! Pillows are always a favorite thing to make in our studio, and my youngest daughter loves making them for gifts!