Thursday, June 25, 2009

Easy home sewing : Toddler Pillow

Having rudimentary sewing skills is such a lifesaver when it comes to frugal living! I am certainly no sewing expert, but knowing the basics of hand sewing and machine sewing often saves me from spending money.

My 2 year old daughter has started bunching up blankets under her head when she goes to sleep, so I think she's ready for a little pillow of her own!

I looked online and found a toddler pillow for $13 with matching cover for $7. Instead of shelling out $20 for that set, I took a spare pillow that we don't use anymore and cut off each end to make 2 smaller pillows.

Using a straight stitch on my sewing machine, I seamed the ends closed and finished them with a zigzag stitch.

Then I took a spare pillow case, cut it in half and seamed up the 2 pieces.

Finished product: 2 toddler pillows with cases: FREE!

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Amy @ The Q Family said...

That's a great saving if only I know how to sew. :)

I love your blog and I love all your frugal ideas. Thanks for checking out my blog from mombloggerclub. Your inputs are greatly appreciated.

-Amy @ The Q Family

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