Saturday, August 1, 2009

Personalized Pillows

Imagine coordinating all of your child’s bedroom pillows -- with some personalization to boot. With Bella Marie's personalized pillows, you can.

Seamstress and Etsy shop-owner, Marie Villa, loves personalized items, as do her children. To Marie, her name pillows are "the perfect projects to make that not only coordinate with a room's colors, but also personalize it at the same time.”
Marie used an assortment of Heather Bailey Freshcut fabrics for the “Emme Pillow” below. Other materials include a background fabric (Marie used a solid, pre-quilted fabric) Heat n' Bond™ Lite, stuffing, and lots of thread.

According to Marie, this is a simple design to make. Each pillow takes about 2 hours to complete. "The letters are the only thing that can get tricky – but with practice you can get them just right."
Marie's pattern is from one of her favorite websites,, for $6.95. However, if you don't have the skills nor the time to make your own customized pillows -- but you love homemade, you’re in luck. Marie will make a custom one for you. Contact Marie through her Etsy shop, Bella Marie Designs, to place your custom order. Keep in mind, longer names such as Savannah can be fit onto a slightly longer pillow.
If you don’t have a little guy or girl in mind, Marie suggests a “Mom” pillow for mother’s day or a special “Grandma” pillow with grandchildren’s names hand-embroidered around the pillow's front. For pillow inspiration, comb through Marie’s Flickr set here.

1 comment:

  1. These are so cute!!! I totally want one with Samara's name on it. Now I just have to decide on colors for the nursery :) I'm thinking pink and brown