I made this pillow for my best friend for Christmas this year with an old pair of jeans. I just cut off the bottom of one of the legs and ripped one of the pockets off the butt, then sewed it to one side of the leg. I sewed the bottom edge, then stuffed it with two pieces of an old mattress pad (I'm out of polyfil, and this'll hold the square shape a little better). I folded the top over like wrapping a present and hand-sewed it down. I embroidered the back and wrote a little poem-type thing and stuck it in the pocket.
Here it is all wrapped up:
Here's the front:
And here's the back:
I'm not sure if you can see that embroidery, but it says "Kimmy + Katie" which (obviously) are our names.
The letter says this:
"A best friend is like a good pair of jeans.
She's flexible when you need her to be.
She's long on style and short on pain.
She fits you in all the right places.
She goes with you everywhere.
She never needs alterations or repairs, because she's perfect just the way she is.
She's great in any season, for any reason.
She's beautiful. She's part of how you identify yourself.
You are my best pair of jeans.
I love you.
This pillow is so you always have part of me to snuggle with, even though I'm not there with you all the time. Know that I am always thinking of you and you are always with me.
Love you. K)
Let me know what you think!