Monster truck gigant pillow

Cookie (our nephew) has a love for trucks, bin lorries and diggers, so imagined when I found this on Terry fabrics.
On my basket were: 1 metre of blue klaxon curtain fabric; The name is so confusion but is just a good quality soft quilting cotton, 1 metre of a canvas red and 1 metre of natural trail, that is also canvas like.
I love their selection of children’s fabric and would recommend you to have a look and think beyond the ‘curtain’ references. They would work on beautiful quilts, cushions and even stuffed toys.
Then was the big challenge, what to make for a young boy. Kids don’t want clothes. They want toys and exciting things. I took a practical and educational approach: a massive reading cushion would be fun. In the shape of an monster truck even more!
It was drafted about 10 different designs and all the family had their input. Great collaboration in making it too. I had a few bits of felt laying around and my friend Cris gave a hand cutting them to my design.
Overall it took about 2 hours just because we were chatting and laughing so much was hard to concentrate.The felt was sewn with an appliqué stitch my machine has and it took 6 cushions to fill it up. Overall, a very easy and simple project.
Dexter seems to like it, what do you think? What shawl I make with the natural trail?
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  • This is so cute! Looks like Cookie loves it!

  • What a fun project!

  • So fun! Love the mouth on the monster truck and your rickrack detail. I used some fabric with a construction motif (dump trucks, bulldozers, etc.) to make pillows spelling out my nephew’s name a few years ago. Nature trail fabric is really cute.

  • That’s a great idea, I have some similar truck/car fabric with a red background. I only have a metre and have been dithering about what to make with it, a floor cushion is a super idea 🙂

  • You’ve made a great comfy truck. How cute.

  • This is super cute and such a good idea – I may have to steal it and create one for my nephew too 🙂 Great fabric choice!
    Claire xx

  • Lovely project – looks like your nephew enjoys it!

  • Great idea. The applique gives it a bit of character.

  • Great floor cushion and that fabric is just the perfect print.