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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NOEL Scrabble Pillows

Yup, I'm still posting pictures of all my holiday gift knitting (and sewing). Hope you enjoy, and leave links to your holiday projects in the comments for me to look at, too! 

Noel Scrabble Pillows

Gifted To: My Grandma. She got an iPad for Christmas last year (2011), and loves to play Words With Friends, using the chat feature quite liberally (things got pretty heated around election time!). So when it came time to choose what to make for G.Ma, I knew it would be something Ww/F or Scrabble-related.

Back of Noel Pillows

Pattern: My own. After looking around for some inspiration, here's what I did: 

I Googled "Scrabble Font," and printed out the letters that I wanted as large as I wanted them. Then I cut them out and used them as pattern pieces. I backed the felt with iron-on adhesive (this stuff), then cut out the letters using my pattern pieces. I cut 6" square pieces of linen and backing fabric. I ironed the letters where I wanted them on the linen, then hand stitched them. I sewed the front to the back, and then stuffed the little pillows. 

Fabric: Red Felt, linen and Christmas left-overs I bought from Sew Mama, Sew about 3 years ago. Stash-busting! 

Grandma's Couch

And here they are on Grandma's amazing mid-century couch. I have laid heavy claim to this couch, but I'll have to fight off my Uncle Mike for it, according to my mother. It might cost a bit to have it shipped from Ohio to California - but I think it's worth it. Plus, Uncle Mike lives in London - so it's not like it's cheap to ship it there! 


  1. These are so great! I love scrabble and bananagrams. I haven't ever wanted to play ww/f though. What a perfect gift for a wordsmith.

    1. Yeah, ww/f is terrible with anyone other than my grandmother, to be perfectly honest. Somehow, she makes it charming!

  2. How cute! What an awesome gift!

  3. These pillows are fantastic! Could be a whole series too! Joy, Peace, Boo (for halloween!)gobble (for thanksgiving)and many many more I'm sure!

    1. Oooo, I like those ideas! Maybe an easter-themed few with eggs on them??


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