Activity:

Lavender Pillow

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What You Need:

  • Two 8” x 11” rectangles of lightweight cotton fabric
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • Toy or pillow stuffing
  • Handful of dried lavender
  • Fabric paint
  • Fine tip paintbrushes

 

What You Do:

  1. Stack the fabric so the corners are even. Pin the top and side edges with dressmaking pins so they don’t move.
  2. Thread the needle and knot the end of the string. Sew around the three pinned edges of the pillow case using a running stitch. (Down and up with small, even spaces between each stitch). When you reach the end of the third side, knot the string to hold it in place.
  3. Fold the pillowcase inside out so the stitching cannot be seen.
  4. Stuff the pillow with toy stuffing or pillow stuffing.
  5. Add a handful of lavender to the inside of the pillow.
  6. Sew the bottom edge of the pillowcase shut.
  7. Using the fabric paint, decorate a delicate flower on the corner of the pillow using a fine paintbrush.

Share this beautiful pillow with mom or anyone who wants their clothing or linens to smell beautiful!

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