I saw this Idaho State pillow and thought I could recreate it with some red corduroy I had laying around (thanks mom for the material!)
Promise...the above photo doesn't do it justice.
Here's how I did it:
1 - found a map of Idaho on the internet and blew it up to the size I wanted (about 20 inches high and 12 inches wide) email me if you want the pattern...i'll send it your way. Then I pinned it to the corduroy rights sides facing each other.
2 - cut out pattern leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch trim
3 - use a white crayon (i didn't have a fabric marker) to trace around pattern (probably not neccessary)
4 - sew around pattern, leaving about 2 inches open to turn inside out. I sewed it twice to make sure it stayed. I also used black thread b/c I ran out of red.
5 - cut of corners, so turning inside out would be easier and turned it inside out
6 - sewed white felt heart onto our hometown location with black embroidery thread
7 - stuffed it with stuffing
8 - sewed up the 2 inch hole (with correct color thread)
I think this is a perfect gift for a college student to remind them of home, so I gave it to my sister Kar.