I saw these "Pow!" and "Bam!" pillows on BoyohBoyohBoycrafts and just had to make them.
I used polar fleece for the appliques because I had it on hand, but I think it was good choice because it will wear better than felt would I think. These pillows have already seen a lot of action and they are still looking good. We used them for punching and kicking training at the "Training Academy".
I also experimented with the stitching straight (left), zig zag (right)
That's all for now.