I made this for my daughter's friend - she's turning 13. A lot of pressure to not stuff it up and make it uncool. The upside of home made gifts (if they pass the acceptability test) is that they are original. So no stress that someone else will appear with the same present.
I have quite a list of requests from the kids for presents that required sewing. Unfortunately other things like, well, um, life get in the way.
But I did manage to pull off a creeper cushion. The 9 year old came up with the idea as a present for his friend who share a deep love of Minecraft!