A hand made sorority pillow makes a great little sister gift!
What are your favorite colors? My favorite colors are pink and green together. That's why I love sewing Delta's with Zeta's and little turtles on pillows, because the colors are so bright and motivating. Same goes for making Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority gifts. The pink and green together just makes it beautiful, no matter what you are making.
I made this little Delta Zeta pillow with some leftover fabric that I already had in my fabric basket. The pink and white striped canvas brightens up what ever I make out of it. The green fabric is a knit, soft like tee shirt material.
I used the Greek Letter patterns for Delta and Zeta, but taped the 2 patterns together, so that the two letters could be joined as one. I like that because it is symbolic of sisterhood to be connected or joined to each other as sisters. I use stitch witchery as a binding agent to iron the letters onto the back fabric. Once the letters are stuck on the fabric, then using the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine, I stitched all the way around the Greek Letters (Delta Zeta).
Then I got out my acrylic paints and painted a simple turtle crawling up the Delta. The fun part is adding embellishment to the turtle shell. Every turtle comes out different, and that is what makes handmade gifts so unique...they are one of a kind.
The front and the back of the pillow are sewn together except for a hole left to put in stuffing. After stuffing, the opening is closed with hand sewing.
The point is to MAKE SOMETHING YOURSELF. Put yourself into making a gift and the recipient is sure to appreciate your efforts. Sorority gifts are treasures when made special by hand.