Thursday, December 19, 2019

Virginia Ham is so delicious! (How-to)

Until you've had a real Virginia ham, you are truly missing out. A lot of places sell "Virginia ham" that isn't the real deal. Some delis call it country ham. But here in VA, we call it what it is, Virginia ham.  

I've been fortunate enough to acquire a bunch of unused ham bags and what better thing to do than make a pillow?!?

Easy instructions:
  1. Wash the bag. If it is a used ham bag, you might want to soak it first and make sure to air dry it. It may hold some of the ham smell. Some companies will hook you up with the bags if you ask nicely :)
  2. Iron the bag to get out any weird wrinkles.
  3. Cut the edge off, all the way around. 
  4. Take one piece and apply ruffle to the right side (if you choose to use it). 
  5. Place right sides together, pin, and sew, leaving an opening for stuffing.
  6. Stuff with polyfil or your fluff of choice. I like to stuff these pretty tightly to make them easier to toss in the washer (in a pillowcase!) and dryer. 
  7. Stitch the opening by hand. 
  8. Fluff it up with your hands. 
  9. Enjoy!
We have one of these on our bed. It makes a good extra pillow for reading. The one pictured is being sent to a friend who has moved. Just a little bit of home for her. It's odd, but wonderful. Everyone should have a ham pillow!

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