If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Minky Boppy

I went to the biannual rummage sale at the Christian church last week. One of the things I bought was a Boppy pillow. The cover was a little faded but the price was very right - $1.
First I machine washed and dried the pillow per its tags instructions - the trick to machine washing pillows is to wash 2 at a time so the tub stays balanced.
Then I cut apart the original cover that zipped on and off and used it for the pattern to make a new cover.
I used some that really soft Minky fabric in pink. I got the Minky at Hobby Lobby, just needed 2/3 of a yard and I used a 40% off coupon so I think it cost about $5 for the fabric. This project also used a 22 inch zipper.
It was nice to sew with but I don't really know what it would be good for except baby blankets and simple pillows or upholstering projects.


My tip, if you do sew with Minky, is don't wear a black blouse while you cut Minky, it's thick pile leaves lots of lint.

for more frugal baby projects, visit The Herber Family




here's a new picture of little Gavin. He is 14 months old, walking all over and his favorite thing to say is uh-oh whenever he drops or throws something.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my Gosh, Gavin is so cute!!! Getting so big since I started following your blog. The pillow looks nice. That material is so soft. I have never sewed with any but looked at it.


    Is that your postage stamp quilt in the background? Don't think I remember you posting a picture of it done! Did I miss it?

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  2. Hi Dear Friend
    How cute. Gavin sure is getting big. I wish you lived closer. I could use some Chicken Soup and TLC. LOL Dave is taking me to the dr in the morning before his infusion.
    Did your box get there yet?
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  3. Ohhhhh I love Minky fabric!!! E will enjoy it very much also. :)

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  4. What a great deal you got on the boppy pillow! And I love how you made it over, too. Gavin is such a cutie.

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  5. What a sweet picture of Gavin. I have not worked with Minky material. It looks so soft.

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  6. Gavin is adorable!!! The pillow looks so soft and comfy.

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