First, I designed the front side. I found the center of my graph and worked out from there. Since it was a big U it wasn't too hard. Then I did a bit of Facebook stalking to find their numbers.
Next I got to work. It didn't take me too long to make it. Once the front was done, I decided to make it into a pillow. So I drew up a pattern for the back side. I tried a couple different things but settled on their last name.
Once that was made, I was talking with hubby about how I was going to stitch it together.
He mentioned trying to do it the old fashioned way of putting the two front sides together and sewing it that way. I hadn't ever thought about doing it that way, but it would make it so I wouldn't have to worry about finishing off the edges. I gave it a try, making sure I did the stitch under the yarn running through it to give it some extra strength.
I liked the look so I sewed it all together leaving a couple of inches to turn it right side out and to stuff it.
I didn't have enough stuffing to fill the pillow so we ran to the store. The one we went to didn't have what we needed. They did have travel pillows that were about the right size, so we grabbed one of those. We smashed it down into a bit of a roll and stuffed it in. It took a while to get it to go back into the right shape, but once it did, it looked pretty awesome! I stitched up the open end and I was done. I was very happy with how it turned out. I couldn't wait to give it to them. They both seemed to love it!
Now I keep thinking about what I should make for our couch. Maybe a giant Meeple?