He has developed a love for trains, almost a compulsion to learn all about every kind of train there is. This might be something that runs in our family. Look at my header!!! Anyway, back to my grandson.
I found a picture of a train on the internet, I could use as a pattern. I went to the fabric department to find 'fat quarters' to design the train. First I needed to draw an enlarged pattern. I used saucers, and bottoms of glasses to get round circles.
Can you see the train engine? Next I used my adhesive designed for materials and traced each piece on the color I wanted to use.
First I trace the pattern on the paper, then iron it to the color fabric I needed. The next step is to cut out the pieces. Then its just like putting a puzzle together, to make all the pieces fit.
Just like this............
I had a photo of him with his ear to the track, listening for a train to come. I copied the picture on special material paper that can be run through the printer. I then attached his picture to the pillow top.
I then sewed the front to the back of the pillow. And finished, with time to spare as a birthday gift for my grandson. I hope he will like his Keepsake pillow and finds it in his heart to throw away those outgrown pajamas !!
One last finishing touch and its done!!
And that's the way it is.....................