blogtour: DIY Christmas toy sewing pattern

It has been a while since I was part of an international blogtour, this is actually a really special one, because we could chose any Christmas gift for a child to sew. I was planning to make this pillow for a little girl that loves to read books, so I thought this was the ideal time to do so. This blogtour is hosted by Seams Sew Lo and she also found some sponsors: Phat Quarters and Seamingly Smitten*.

The fabric has been in my stash for a while now and since it has pink in it, it is the perfect fabric for a girl ;-) (and I added some blingbling so this should be good enough ;-) ). The tutorial to make this pillow with a handy pocket to store a book (or other treasures little girls have), is in Dutch, but don't worry it has plenty of photos so most of you will be able to make it without problems (otherwise, just contact me and I will answer any questions).

This is a fast sew which is actually a good thing nowadays, I really like to make difficult things with a lot of work because I enjoy the result more, but now that Christmas is approaching quite fast, I needed some quicker projects to be able to give most of the people a handmade gift.

For the pictures I added two of my favorite books from my childhood, I won't give them to her but I didn't buy the voucher I will add to the present yet, so that's why I added these books. These books were actually from my mother and aunt when they where you and I read them multiple times when I was at my grandparents place as a child. Now that my grandma has moved to a nursing home, her belongings had to be sold or given away, so I asked for these books.

Of course my label was added so that they now it is really handmade.

Make sure to visit the other bloggers in this blogtour to get even more Christmas inspiration

  • December 11th: Intro by Seams Sew Lo
  • December 12th: Stitched by Jennie
  • December 13th: Sewing Blue
  • December 14th: Manning the Machine
  • December 15th: Threadistry
  • December 18th: Sew Cucio
  • December 19th: Oak Blue Designs
  • December 20th: Kathy's Quilts and More
  • December 21st: Just Delphine
  • December 22nd: Sewing by Ti
  • Decmeber 23rd: Seams Sew Lo

  • If you visit the blog of Seams Sew Lo you can participate in a give-away, so make sure to drop by soon.

    * I didn't get anything from the sponsors so this blogpost is completely my own choice and opinion.


    1. Great idea for a quick diy Christmas gift. Also love your own label, still something on my wishlist.

      1. Thanks, I really love the fact that I have a label now, it was actually my husband who wanted me to have one in the first place

    2. Mooie versie! Echt een gegarandeerd succes zo'n kussen.

    3. Leuk kadootje! Het patroon kende ik nog niet, bedankt voor de tip.

    4. What a perfect gift for a someone who loves to read. My girls would love this. Your fabric labels are great, I have been wanting some of my own.

      1. Thanks, I love my labels because it adds something extra to a gift,if you want some I would order them


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