UPDATE: Thanks to WhipUp for their link to my pattern!

When it comes to gift giving, it’s really hard to buy for my brother. Same with his girlfriend. They don’t have a lot of time for hobbies because they both work really hard at their jobs and at school. The only thing that is consistent with them is the Hokies. Something burgundy and orange usually goes over well, but how much VT gear can one really want? I decided to ask him. I told him to be honest. Do they both really love the Hokies that much? The answer was YES. So for his birthday, I made him this:

easy remote pillow pattern front

And that’s not even the cool part. Look at the other side:

easy remote pillow pattern front

Because they are so busy with work and school, they wind up watching more games in their living room than down in Blacksburg. I figured a VT-themed remote control pillow would be perfect! What’s even better, I made this out of one of his old VT sweatshirts. He had handed it down to me a few years ago and it had been sitting in my closet for awhile. I figured I’d give it back to him new and improved!

I think this would be a cool gift to make for any sports junkie in your life. It would probably work just as well with a t-shirt. I’d just use a more substantial interfacing to give it structure. I’ve written up a pattern and you can download it here. Let me know if you make one! And as always, drop me a line if you have any questions.


17 Responses to remote control pillow pattern

  1. OMG – I purchased a pillow like this online and have recently wondered how I could reproduce it. I have one son and several nieces in nephews in college and I thought it would be a fun gift. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. Sarah M says:

    how creative and perfect for them!!

  3. Congrats Julie! Your pattern is featured on the WhipUp Blog this morning! http://whipup.net/

  4. Elisa says:

    How creative!
    I’ve linked this post to my (brazilian) blog!

    I think everyone deserves to see this cute pillow!


  5. Lauren says:

    This is so cool! Your stuff is getting better and better– and apparently people are noticing!

  6. Cioci Ingrid says:

    Good job. I can see these in the VT bookstore.

  7. ginger says:

    Saw you blog link on WhipUp blog what a wonderful idea, way to go very clever .
    hugs ginger

  8. Michelle says:

    You are a genius. Every single man in my life could use one of these. What a great idea.

  9. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I found your link through Whipup.

  10. mom says:

    What a nice job! Enjoyed the neat pics and WhipUp website. Go Hokies!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Hi! I found you through WhipUp.

    First, that is awesome! I have several on my list that would be perfect for.

    Second, GO HOKIES!!!! :cD

  12. christina says:

    Hi! I LOVE this – it will make a great Christmas gift! However, the link to download the tutorial isn’t working.. help??! :)

  13. julie says:

    Hmmm… the link is working fine for me. I’ll email it to you, Christina.

  14. lisa says:

    I just found this on whip up….I LOVE IT!!! I will be making these for christmas gifts….:)

  15. Kip says:

    That is such a GREAT idea !! Thanks for sharing !

  16. […] Remote Control Pillow Pattern: A comfy cushion with back pockets to hold remote controls of all kinds (remember the days we just used one!). Easy sewing project offered by kundhicreative.com with the pdf pattern download here. Found via Whipup.net […]

  17. Val says:

    me encantó la idea! En la casa de mi hermana pierden de vista los controles remotos, le voy a hacer un almohadon similar, creo que me animaré a hacerlo!
    Gracias por compartir!