Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ninja Pillows

I found this awesome tutorial while looking for ninja fabric for a present - my kids are pretty new to Lego but I hear Ninjago is a big deal!

The tutorial on Crazy Little Projects includes instructions for making a whole cover, but I just found some inexpensive pillowcases so all I had to do was applique. I have done a lot of machine applique and my tips are:

  • Use iron-on adhesive to stick the pieces together before sewing (I use Heat n Bond Lite)
  • Pin some tearaway stabilizing paper behind the design before sewing (like this)
  • Sew a small zigzag stitch really slowly, stopping often to turn corners by lifting the foot while the needle is down. There is a great applique tutorial here

The result is a soft squishy ninja head, so cute!

I am very satisfied with this project - a one-night job with very small pieces of fabric.

Linking up with  Creative Spaces, hosted by Kirsty.


  1. I can imagine your kids are thrilled with their pillow cases......great job.

    A simple but effective project...

    Claire :}

  2. Ha! My son would love one of these ~ brilliant!

  3. Fabulous! A great present idea for boys, which I am always looking out for.

  4. Very creative! Love how they turned out :)

  5. What a great idea! Hope you dont mind but I am totally stealing it to use!!!!

  6. wow, my 6 yr old saw this whilst i was browsing & he was quick to say 'mum, go back! can i get one'....thanks for the tutorials & tips too :) i know what i'll be giving as b'day pressies now :) cheers

  7. Wow, this is fantastic - looks like the real deal!

  8. Super cute and super clever. My three and a half year old also saw these and yelled out "LEGO!" :)


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