Game time!

So, after months of trying to figure out what I was going to make my little sister for her wedding, I finally figured it out.

A giant pillow that looked like a NES controller.

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Look at those classic colors!

I had attempted to make one years ago, but let’s just say it didn’t work out and leave it at that.

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My very high tech template.

After I picked up the fabric and pillow form, I drew out my “fancy” template on some notebook paper and set to work. My scissors and rotary cutter became my friends as we worked together to creating awesomeness. After that, it was time to whip out the iron. I went ahead and used an iron-on adhesive. (I like the clean look of not seeing any thread.)

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Progress!

Once the main controller part was finished, I went to piecing the sides and ran that sucker through the sewing machine. Then, I stitching the backing to it. I battled bravely with the pillow form. (My husband had to help get the pillow in the last two inches of the case because my arm was too short, LOL). Then, it was slipstitching time.

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The end result? A pretty sweet looking pillow, if I do say so myself!

I posted the progress on Instagram and was tickled by the response of the people there. A couple were interested in (maybe) buying one of their own. (I was surprised by that!) I don’t ever plan to list them on Etsy– except as commission pieces. But, if you want one of your own, you can find out the details (including price and contact info over on my Instagram account.)

All in all, I’m just thrilled that I was able to finish a project with relative success. After the botched Destiny x-stitch that took over half my summer, it’s nice to know I still have some crafting skills still in me. 😀 😀

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