pajama pillows

January 16th, 2014

pajama pillows on elsie marley

I usually get pajamas for my kids every christmas. I don’t ever make them, though one christmas I did sew robes for all of them. This christmas I thought I’d do something a little different: I made pillows to put their pajamas in (really branching out, I know).

pajama pillows on elsie marley

For my daughter I made the kitty in the first picture. I completely copied the design from a lovely pillow I saw on Pinterest, but can’t for the life of my find it now  edited to add: I based the design on this beautiful cat cushion by Jenni from Cloth & Thread. She makes absolutely gorgeous soft toys

The lion I made for my 6 (almost 7!) year old son. I hemmed and hawed a bunch about the design. I got great advice on instgram about what direction to take (eyelashes? eyebrows? tongue?). I skipped the eyebrows, made a tiny tongue, and trimmed the fringe to use as eyelashes.  I’m pretty happy with how he turned out–though I did forget the ears. Oops!

pajama pillows on elsie marley

My youngest has been obsessed with cheetahs for what seems like forever now. So of course I had to make him a cheetah pillow. Like the real thing, this cheetah has tear lines–the lines that run from his eye to his chin. Black piping worked perfectly! And the leather I used–on all the animals–gives it a beautiful texture. My 4 year old cheetah  approves.

pajama pillows on elsie marley

The back is done up just like a simple fold-over pillow. I’m keeping the secret construction bits secret, because there might just be a pattern for these guys someday…

pajama pillows on elsie marley

And here they are all filled up with pjs!


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22 Responses to pajama pillows

  1. Tara says:

    these are so weird and cool. Love them. love them. lurve them.

  2. Sarah M says:

    I second what Tara said! So unique.
    Sarah M

  3. Tasha says:

    Awesome! The lion is my favorite. I want to touch that fringe!

  4. Haley says:

    THESE ARE SO GOOD! Totally made my day, what lucky littles you have :)

  5. Toni-Maree says:

    These are so cool! Great job

  6. Cintia says:

    Yes, you probably saw jenni’s gorgeous cat cushions in Pinterest. Here is her blog
    Xx cinti

  7. Oh! Thay are so beautiful! I like the idea very much, only wish I my little one let me sew, the only thing I made in last two months was mending a pair of jeans from my husband.

  8. Adrienne R says:

    hello, to help you out the maker of the cat pillow and other lovely things is Jenni from Cloth and Thread based Melbourne, Australia.

  9. stacy says:

    Oh my gosh I love these!!!

  10. Jeran says:

    So, so cute. I totally want to make some version of these for my kiddos. I love the idea of stashing things away in cute storage. And I love how these match your kid’s personalities. So fun!

  11. Sasha says:

    OMG… they are so cute …. this definitely would go on my todo list

  12. Adorable! I want one for my jammies!

  13. Rae says:

    LOVE. What a sweet idea!! :)

  14. Erin says:

    Dude. These are fierce. Love!

  15. Brienne says:

    Meg, do it!! We, the people demand a pattern! Ok, we don’t “demand” it but oh wow. My kids need those, now. You are so totally brave with mixing all of those heavy textures. I think my favorite part is the color schemes? Super love.

  16. Celina says:

    Oh I love Cloth & Thread. You did such an amazing job. I kinda want a pyjama pillow for myself now. :)

  17. dana says:

    oh my gosh Meg, these are so totally cool