Sunday, 19 August 2012

Zakka Little Red Bear

How could I resist making a cute little teddy bear hanging out in his own pillow?   Here is my version of the Little Pocket Pillowcase project:


I purchased a yummy piece of red wool mix at the Festival of Quilts specifically for this project.  When I saw the red with purply hints to this wool mix, I knew it would make the cutest bear for the Zakka project!!  And since I am using 'my precious fabrics' in my Vintage Holiday quilt, I had a little scrap bit of the red and white plaid so I made that his tummy!


Instead of sewing the pillow case that the Zakka book called for, I decided to up-cycle a blue/white plaid shirt with a pocket and some white cotton/linen to make a pillow.  This pocket is the perfect fit for the little red bear who looks pretty cosy sitting inside it!  The pillow closure is made using the button holes already on the shirt and then buttoned up!   The shirt was originally used in my plaid log cabin quilt [one of my first quilts ever made] so it is kind of fun that I have tied two quilts together in this one project :) 


Yay.  Another fun Zakka project completed and linked up :)

Linked to Pincushion Creations as well!

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

that is so cute!!!!! I love the pillow too - such a fab idea

Cherie said...

Such a cool pillow and use of a shirt! The bear is adorable =D

Pennie said...

That's lovely, Amy, brilliant use of the shirt!

Sarah Lou said...

Oh, he is soo cute! I've been resisting buying the book, but this project might just have swung it for me! :)

Kelly said...

That is such a cute pillow - love the red bear!

Di said...

Like the upcycling. Cute result. Di x

Laura said...

Oh how cute! Are you ready for Friday? MR is away so let me know if you need any help!

Shirley Tener said...

He is cute.. I made a Bunny

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Amy I love how you have used what is already close at hand. I am trying this project tonight and want to make the pillow case regular sized.