My nephew turned 5 last week. He loves dinosaurs but I wasn't about to buy him another toy dinosaur (he must have at least 100 by now!) so I made him a dinosaur blanket and matching pillow. I thought it would be fun to share the process with you.
First I prewashed the fabric, green fleece and dinosaur fabric. I put the two fabrics together and cut them to size, leaving enough to make a matching pillow. Then I drew a large "A" (for Ashton) on a piece of paper to monogram the blanket. I used my template to cut out an "A" from the green fleece, next I stitched the "A" to the dinosaur fabric.
I then sewed the two fabric pieces, right-sides together, leaving an opening so I could turn it right-side out.
Next, I turned it right-side out and closed the opening by machine sewing and continued to sew along all four sides to finish off the blanket.
For the pillow, I took a piece of each fabric, right-sides together and sewed on all four sides, leaving an opening to turn it right-side out. Then I stuff it with pillow stuffing and hand-stitched the opening.
Finished blanket and pillow
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