Minecraft Creeper Pillow
Since the Kiddo is at camp I have redecorated her room. She wanted a more grown up room with an old school Paris feel. I took care of the Paris feel but the room felt a little to old, so I decided to add a few fun pieces that I know she will love. She loves Minecraft and wanted me to make a creeper for her forever. I decided on a pillow.
I winged the creeper face by looking at one of the Kiddo’s Creeper Pics. The measurements are:
2 squares 2.5″ x 2.5″
1 large rectangle 4″ x 3″
2 small rectangles 4″ x 1.5″
Cut 2 squares 18″ x 17″.
I had scrap fabric and that is the largest square I could cut from the scraps.
Fiber or Poly Fill
1 back piece
1 front (Creeper face)
2 felt squares
1 felt mouth (I put the 3 rectangles together and traced them on the felt with chalk.)
Basic sewing supplies (I used a serger to assemble the pillow but you can use a regular sewing machine.)
I centered the face by measuring 4.5″ down from the top for the eyes and 4.5″ up from the bottom.
Pin the felt in place well. I used a few pins on each piece because I want the pieces to stay in place as I sew.
Step 2 Sew
I set the machine to a zig zag @ 4 width and 0.4 height. If you need to go over the applique a second time you can increase the width to 5 or 6 depending on your machine.
I slowly and carefully stitched the pieces in place. Just remember to go slowly because the fabric will bunch if you go to fast. You could also skip stitches if you try to push or pull the fabric. Line up the edge of the felt with the center of the foot.
On the corners I stitched a little past the edge. I then lifted the foot and repositioned the square with the edge of the felt in the center of the foot again. Remember to lower the needle before you start stitching again.
Remove the pins and continue appliqueing the pieces.
Now its time to assemble the pillow.
Step 3 Assemble
Layer the squares right sides together. Pin in place and make sure to mark your turn out space.
I used my serger to sew the pillow together because the satin fabric I used is a scrap and it tends to shred and the serger cleans the edges up well.
Ready to turn.
Step 4 Stuff
Turn out and fill the pillow.
Usually I would hand sew the pillow closed but because the fabric runs I surged the Opening side closed.
No Sew option