Have you seen the Home Team Pennant Pillow at School House Electric?
If you hadn’t already, you just did. Isn’t it cute? Essentially, it’s the pennant pillow version of a high school Letterman jacket. Problem is, only NYC is available for purchase. Seeing as I have no connection to NYC, I decided to make a much cheaper Montana version to represent our state.
Using felt and cotton fabric I already had, I spent exactly zero dollars on this pillow. To make it, I cut two 24 inch by 19 inch rectangles from my cotton. Then marked the center on one side and connected the corners to make my triangle base. For the letters, I free-handed the text.
When I liked my design, I flipped it over and outlined it with a black marker.
With my template ready, I layered the felt over and held it against the window to trace the design to the back of my felt. I didn’t have fusible interface here (I like Wonder Under), but if I did, this would have been easier. So, do as I say, not as I do. Before tracing your lettering, iron Wonder Under to the back side of your felt, leaving the paper backing on. Then trace your letters and cut out. Peel the paper off and iron your freshly cut letters to your front triangle and you could be done. Instead, I hand stitched my felt letters on, which took an episode of Hart of Dixie (no judging, please!) to finish.
With my letters sewn on, I placed my back triangle on top of my front piece, right sides together, and sewed the two long sides. Polyfill stuffing inside, then I sewed along the short side, sealing it all up. For a decorative pennant look, I stitched another piece of felt along the short side, wrapping it around the back. And boom, cute triangle pillow for the couch.