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« on: December 26, 2011 01:11:24 PM »

I was inspired by lilninjabear's post when trying to come up with a gift for a nice couple that my husband and I are friends with. They're really into World of Warcraft, so I figured this would be perfect. I made the pattern myself (I know, big deal, they're pretty simple) and sewed them out of satin and this really great suede I found that looks a lot like stone. I used a reverse applique technique to try to make it look more like it's carved into the pillow, but I'll let you decide how successful it was. They were really hard to get right, too, because the back of the suede and the front of the satin were really slippery and kept shifting and puckering when I tried to sew it. I finally gave up on pinning and just glued the fabrics together before sewing and it worked really well. With all said and done, they came out around 17" long.

Either way, I'm pretty pleased with the results, even if the stuffing was a nightmare and wound up sort of lumpy. I don't think the recipients minded. Oh, and I actually made two but didn't have time to get any good pictures, so just imagine that it has a partner.

« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011 02:09:43 PM »

Using the satin for the swirl was a brilliant idea. With the reverse applique it's perfect. I thought it was some other media completely (clay) before clicking the link to find it was a pillow.  Shocked Any self respecting WoW nerd would adore having that as a gift. Cheesy I think you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011 02:25:09 PM »

LOVE it! The satin and color is perfect!

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011 04:11:49 PM »

So cool!  The blue almost looks like its glowing!  I'm an old WoW player, and miss it and I'm always so happy to see WoW stuff that brings back my found Wow playing days!  Great job!!


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011 07:18:52 PM »

That's amazing! And I love it even more because it's not in-your-face for people who don't play. It's subtle, and I always appreciate that.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011 11:42:24 AM »

Thanks for the comments, guys. The best part about giving it to her was that she unwrapped it upside down so she had to pretend that this oddly shaped pillow was the coolest present she ever got. Then she turned it over and suddenly realized what it was and gave her real reaction.

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014 01:31:08 PM »

Wow that looks amazing. The symbol almost looks like it's glowing.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014 02:01:24 PM »

This is awesome. It looks very good and is a great gift idea.

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