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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.

recycle: Use clothing instead of new fabric to make one of a kind creations.

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6 Responses to remote control pillow pattern

  1. rowena says:

    OMG this is sooooo coooool!

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  3. Kissamew says:

    I do have quite a collection of college sweatshirts, some of which I don’t wear that I can’t seem to part with. I have wanted tp make pillows, but nothing plain. This is a terrific pattern for them! I like your single pocket pattern too!

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  5. Kacie says:

    Being a Hokie myself, one can never have too much Hokie gear. A room in my house is painted orange and maroon! That’s an awesome thought for old seatshirts, i have a few i was going to make into a quilt but may do this instead.

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