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Give me a "N", give me an "A", give me a "T"...

N-A-T-A-L-I-E Chenille stuffed alphabet letter pillows for a new baby. Naturally, Sophia is certain they are for her. My daughter sewed these as a gift for her cousin whose daughter is due to arrive August 8. We even know her name, Natalie, which made it pretty easy to sew a personalized gift before the blessed event happens. We used Butterick 6040, a vintage craft alphabet letter pattern probably from the 80s. Honestly you wouldn't need a pattern. Each of these letter measure about 12" tall. You could simply draw your letters right on your fabric, cut, sew and stuff. However, if you do prefer to use a pattern, Simplicity has a current offering and the older releases are pretty easy to find online. As I write this Etsy has quite a few as does Ebay . We used four remnants of chenille that I had purchased five or six years ago. In fact, I pulled them out of the bag that was destined to go to the thrift store this week when we decided the last minute that we wanted to give her