In our family we are blessed with a lot of little ones, which means we have lots of nieces and nephews. Nieces and nephews who have birthdays coming up! I’d been trying to think of something to make for them, when I came up with pillow monsters!
I’ve been designing these little cutie pies in my mind for a week or so. The more I make them, the more they will change. Eventually I’d like to have a whole “line” of them, each with different, fun characteristics.
For this one, I had planned to make her with two different sized eyes, but Chloe loved the idea of one big eye and I thought that was a fantastic idea!
So, I started by cutting the fabric in a fun quadrilateral shape-one for the front and one for the back. I like to use patterned fabric for the back because she’s a fun monster.
Then I cut out all the pieces for the face, arms, and legs and pinned them where they go on the front side (I didn’t pin the arms and legs yet). I also added a tail to the back piece.
Next, I sewed everything in place.
Also, you might notice that I didn’t bother to hide any edges. I like the idea of raw edges for these monsters. I think the fraying will add a lot of character to them.