- First I drew my bus onto the yellow fabric. I then cut it out, traced it, and cut out a second bus using a soft denim (I didn't have enough yellow fabric).
- Next, I cut three strips of yellow fabric (each about 18 inches long and three inches wide). I sewed the three strips together to make one long strip. I pinned the long strip around the yellow bus (wrong side to wrong side) then attached the denim bus the same way. You can see a good step by step tutorial of a similar process here (I actually found this tutorial after I made my bus. I am glad other bloggers think to take pictures of their projects in process!)
- I then stitched the long strip to both buses. I did not close off the opening where the strip ends met. I used the opening to turn the pillow right side out. Next I applied Heat N Bond to black and red fabric. I cut out my embellishments (windows, tires, stop sign etc) and ironed them on to the bus.
- Once all of the embellishments were attached I filled the pillow with fluff and hand stitched the small opening closed.
Elliot loves the bus, but so does his little sister! I am going to have to make another fun pillow for her. I also want to make more transportation inspired pillows for Elliot - I think a stop sign and a stop light would also be really cute.