This is a great gift idea for any graphic design nerd in your life. These are pillows modeled after the icons for the Adobe CS4 programs.
Mine are big, but it's very easy to make them smaller. I will explain that along the way.
Step 1: Materials
For this project, you will need:
At least 1 needle
a yard of black fabric (I used the fleece like blankets are made of. I find that it doesn't fray around the edges and it makes the pillows super soft.)
1 10 lb. box of stuffing
1 yard each of the colors you would like to use for your pillows. I also used blanket fleece for this too.
ID (Indesign) is pinkish-purple
DW (Dreamweaver) is bright green
Ai (Illustrator) is bight orange
Ps (Photoshop) is blue
FW (Fireworks) is yellow
Black thread, and thread that matches each color of fabric that you bought
A printer with paper, I used 11x17 in. paper, but if you don't have that, 8.5x11 will work.
A sewing machine - this will make the process go a lot faster, but it is not required.