Middle-schoolers Design Pillows for Moms

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Seventh-graders in middle school teacher Rena Costello’s home economics classes went home last month with a unique Mother’s Day gift of hand-made pillows.

Costello and her students researched shabby chic decor, followed by the students viewing a variety of burlap bag pillows designs online. Each student then designed their own pillow in class, doing the sewing and decorating themselves.

“These pillows are very popular in stores and online, but you can’t buy our pillows because each one was designed by the student and no two are alike,” said Costello. “Some of my students put their family’s name on the pillow, or the word ‘Mom’, others decorated them with ribbon and lace, but all of them made their moms smile.”