My son turned 4 years old on Saturday. He has a Pillow Pet that he sleeps with every night and I got tired of having to wash the thing. One of his favorite movies is Toy Story (the other is Cars). So I made a Toy Story Alien pillowcase with leftover minky fabric and fleece.
The flannel eyes and mouth are appliqued with a blanket stitch. It has a satin stitch smile. The ears have batting and the antenna is stuffed with polyfill. It has a snap in the back.
I also made a duvet cover for his big boy bed. Purchased a wall hanging panel from Fabric.com. The cover is 68″ x 86″ and made with cotton quilting fabric, repurposed queen size sheets, and fabric from his crib skirt.
I put a 3 inch border of stripes around the panel so that it would still coordinate somewhat with his valance. I thought about attaching a binding to the edge of the duvet cover and was experimenting with the binder attachment from my Singer 15-91. Using the low shank adapter on my Bernina 1080, I was able to use it pretty easily. I decided to leave it off to get it done sooner. It would have been a pain to cut short bias strips out of the striped fabric and joining them. Here is the binder and samples.
I put a zipper on the bottom using my Bernina #14 Foot with guide which I just discovered among my feet! I’ve struggled with zippers making my topstitching straight and this worked like a charm. Highly recommend. I did not want to purchase a new twin size comforter so I stuffed it with a full size comforter instead.
I saw the Simplicity 5514 Spotty Shift. It was perfect for the pina fabric that I have in my stash. I needed a simple silhouette because of all the embroidery. It’s still in the early stages, because of the holidays and we have all been sick. Kids are fomites bringing every germ home with them. I’m going to have to shorten it quite a bit. It almost goes to my ankles.