How to Turn a Doodle into a Pattern + Sewing a Baby Crown Pillow

I made this pillow set for my cousin’s baby :

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The center circle on the crown pillow was sewn by hand. As I was testing ways to sew it, I found out it can also be done by the sewing machine :

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and that by making the shape more blocky, it can be transformed into a King’s version !

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In the tutorial below, I’ll show you how to grid your drawing and turn it into a sewing pattern …  because it’s fun to draw out a big pattern by hand !

Of course, if you don’t want to draw from scratch, you can print them out ( these are A4 size scans ). For the king’s version, I sew 4 stitches to create that “indent” in the middle of the crown.

Have fun making ! Love salty 🙂

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