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During one of our many snow days this month, my Daughter and I decided to make a Valentine’s Day project using some of the Liberty Fabrics that we just brought in for Fall/Holiday ’14 sample making. We made a pillow inspired by Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture.
FIrst we made a pattern in photoshop replicating the sculture as best we could, but we wanted to keep the “O” vertical rather than tilted. After creating block letters that filled up a 20×20″ area we printed them out and taped them together to make a pattern. Then we traced the letters and did our best to adhere them to a piece of linen using small pieces of fusible tape and fabric glue. Next we topstitched the letters using a zig zag stitch. Finally we sewed an envelope style back and stuffed it with a 20×20″ insert.
If we ever make another version of the same pillow I’ll change the font slightly so that there is less negative space inside the O and also make sure the letter block is perfectly square, but it was a fun first try! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, keep an eye out for these two patterns in our Liberty of London Pajamas!
Our weekend penguin project was so fun, and very very easy! If you are looking for a sewing project that young children will enjoy, this Clara the Penguin pattern on Craftsy is perfect. Including tracing, cutting, and sewing, the whole project took about an hour. The most difficult part of the whole project was tracing pattern pieces on the napped fabric, so we just used a brightly colored washable marker for those.
Sewing Clara was very simple, and we used Liberty Fabric’s Wiltshire pattern for her body. I may have to add this pattern to our Liberty of London Pajama collection. The napped fabric for her belly, back, and fins is from Jo-Ann fabrics, as is the felt for her beak and feet. It looks like we are in for a snow day or two this week (fingers crossed) so maybe we’ll make a few more!