Easy gift for a sewer to make

I can’t wait until the end of the year to start figuring out what I’m going to make for my friends and families for the holidays. So when I come upon an idea that is inexpensive, easy to make, and a crowd pleaser, I mark it in my handy bullet journal. I made this one last night and I will definitely be making more.

I googled neck pillow pattern and found two that I combined into one. I used the pattern from Craft Gemini. She has an excellent video tutorial, but I didn’t watch it. I figured it would be a pretty fast sew.

Then, I found this idea from The Cottage Mama. I really liked her patchwork idea so I pulled out my scraps and went to work. You can see the pattern from Craft Gemini in the background.

Neck pillow pattern

 

 

I love  how this came out. I kept the back plain, but tried to embroider my name on the back by printing my name from the computer on white paper, and transferring it to tissue paper. I then used short stitches to sew the outline, and a very narrow zig zag and my free motion foot to fill it in. I think it’s kinda messy so I won’t be doing that again.

Free neck pillow pattern

I love how this neck pillow came out. It will be perfect for traveling, and as a gift for a loved one for the holidays. What do you think?

 

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