2. Second, following the directions on the Heat n' Bond package adhere a piece of Heat n' Bond on the back of your peach/tan piece of felt. Then, do the same for your other pieces of felt.
3. With the pattern, cut out the face, hair, eyes, ears (for boys), and embellishments out of the felt.
4. With the yard of fabric folded in half still, place the circle for the face 11 1/2" away from the edge of the side of the fabric measuring to the edge of the circle (not the center). Make sure it is also placed 5 1/2" from the bottom. You can pick which side you want to measure in from. This will determine your opening of your pillow case - whether it is on the right or left.
5. Peel the backing off the Heat n Bond and iron on the face. If it's the boy, make sure you put the ears behind the circle and iron on along with the face. Continue to iron on the hair, eyes, and hair bows (for the girls).
6. Now secure with a zig zag stitch around edges or a straight stitch just on the inside of the edge. I like to mix it up and do a little of both. For this one, I zig zagged around the face, but then used a straight stitch for the hair and eyes.
7. Add the nose and the mouth by tracing them on with a water soluble marker. I couldn't find mine anywhere, so I used a piece of chalk. Then, using a straight stitch, sew over those marks a few times. I didn't want the nose or the mouth to be too distinct, so I used a tan thread just lighter than the felt color. I think a light pink would work well too. You could also hand embroider them with a back stitch.
9. Also, applique on the letters of the child's name. I centered them using the center of the face and my mid point, and placing them approx 4" down from the top fold of the pillowcase.
10. Zig Zag stitch or serge all the edges of the fabric to help them stay secure and not fray.
13. Turn them right side in and stuff with a standard size pillow form.