I made this pillow for my very good friend's son. It was his birthday... I loved the fabric I purchased at Joann's and decided to draw one of the dogs to embroider for the front of the pillow. For his name, I just found a font that I really liked and printed it out the size I needed. The white fabric is muslin. To transfer my pattern, I usually tape my pattern and fabric to a window and trace with a pencil. I will also use my light box if there is not good window light.