One of my college roommates recently had a baby shower; the moment I found out she was pregnant, I knew what I had to make her. A baby pillah.
This particular friend had a ratty and well-loved doll-sized pillow that served as her teddy bear her whole life; dubbed “baby pillow.” With her lovely southern Virginia accent, this came out “baby pillah,” and we LOVED teasing her about it. So of course, her baby has to have his own baby pillah.
I made some tags with brown kraft labels stuck to some origami paper and attached with baker’s twine and a safety pin. Baby pillah is machine washable and has a ‘lifetime’ warranty; future repairs and replacements are covered. I stitched all the seams twice in hopes of adding some durability.
The coolest part? The pillow matches the nursery colors, of which I had no idea. It’s my sewing sixth sense, you know, NBD.