Like many other Americans, by living room has been taken over by remote controls. Some I know how to use, and others I do not. It happens once per night that my husband asks, "Linds, have you seen the _____ remote?" It's not long 'til I'm bending over, digging in between couch cushions or looking under the shaggy rug for one of the remotes.
Enter, the remote control pillow.
It prefers to live indoors rather than outside.
This was a design I hoped would curtail the nightly hunt for remote controls. Each one lives in its own diagonal pocket. The pillow can be flipped around and used as a headrest. You don't even feel the remotes (or "clickers" as we called them growing up).
I installed a zipper in the bottom and used Sew Mama Sew's piping tutorial for the black cord edging. The fabrics I used are a canary linen lookalike and a houndstooth home dec print.
For the lettering, I used freezer paper stencils and fabric paint.
Apply the paint in a thin layer, and let dry.
Peel off paper, and trim fabric words. Adhere to pillow front using Steam a Seam 2 and an iron.
Cut ribbon strips and iron on to top and bottom of words, using Steam a Seam 2.
Ta-da! My ultimate geeky home accessory, just in time for Oscars night. I'm linking up to amylouwho's Sew & Tell.
P.S. Please take a look at my friend Mary's ruffled pillow, which she's also entering in the Sew Mama Sew pillow contest. It's fantastic!