We were in northern Michigan for Thanksgiving a couple years ago and took a girls trip to Manistee the day after Thanksgiving. Everything up there is so artsy fartsy and expensive, but I trudged along. We stopped into a shop, I don’t remember the name of it, and they had a wooden box full of Michigan shaped pillows made from fleece. I thought they looked terrible with the raw edge showing and they were barely stuffed. For $20!!
So, I thought I could make my own. I’d just bought my sewing machine, with the help of my mother-in-law, and decided to try it. Since I’m a graphic designer, making the shape of Michigan was pretty easy and I drew around it allowing for at least a half-inch seam allowance. Sometimes, I cut it short if I’m moving too fast. But now, I’m making all shapes and states. As long as it makes a good pillow I can do it!
Before learning to sew I wasn’t that big into pillows. Now, I’m a pillow fan!