February 22, 2012

Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders Neck Pillow

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Travel Neck Pillow

In January I bought the new Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders book and a woman in my sewing group, Susan, came up with the idea to have a sewing book club and we chose this book for our first meeting in March.

I've already made the wallet from this book and this pillow is my second project.

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Travel Neck Pillow

The "Work in Comfort" Travel Set includes a neck pillow and cushioned lap desk but I only made the neck pillow. I could have used one of these for my long car ride/plane trip last Christmas because all I want to do is sleep when I travel but can't in those darn upright seats. I'm the poster child for someone who needs one of these neck pillows!

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Travel Neck Pillow

The pillow was so easy to put together - just one pattern piece, cut two, cut the little loop, sew the pillow, trim seam allowances, stuff and then stitch up the opening. This was a less than 45 min project and Justin even wanted to help stuff the pillow with fiber fill.

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Travel Neck Pillow

I used fleece leftover from a dog coat that I made as a Christmas present last year for a friend. I realize I never posted about that, sorry! I get such a good feeling when I create something that both uses up my stash and is very practical.

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Travel Neck Pillow

And since I haven't posted any pictures yet now that I'm back to brunette, here's me testing out the pillow on the couch.

Yesterday Susan sent me an email. As it turns out the One Yard Wonders people are making a new book - this one will feature all kid related sewing projects and they're looking for contributors! So if you've got a great sewing project for toys, clothes, decor, etc for children you should submit it for the book. The deadline is April 15th. If I have time I might send in a project idea.

3 comments:

  1. I love your neck pillow! I'll definitely add that project to my to-do list.... Oh and your comment about Justin made me chuckle, because it reminded me of this: http://handmaderyangosling.tumblr.com/tagged/put-out-the-smoke-and-wash-your-hands-first-babe
    :)

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  2. Haha! thanks! I often quote the "Hey Girl" Ryan Gosling memes to my boyfriend. Although I do them in a weird voice that resembles Cartman from South Park for some strange reason which is not sexy. I don't know why I do that but Justin is totally by crafty Ryan counterpart.

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  3. What a great idea! It looks so snuggly & warm. I love that tray with the cushion too. Love this Blog. You inspire me to just have a go! Thank you for that.

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