Nothing makes Christmas seem more exciting or near than decorating the tree and the house. If you have scraps of fabric left over from your Christmas crafts, why not put them to good use with this Christmas pillows tutorial.
This cushion was made by combining several of my previous tutorials so if you have been following along on my blog this year you will be ready to go!
DIY CHRISTMAS PILLOWS
The tutorials I have combined to make this Chrismas pillow are:
- How to Make a Cushion Cover with Piping
- Christmas Applique: Tree T-shirt
- How to Make Pom Poms
- How to make Piping
- Fabric – use decorator fabric or cotton quilting fabrics
- Scrap Fabric for the tree
- Piping – you can use store-bought or make your own piping
- Yarn for the pom poms
- A cushion insert
- Regular and Zipper sewing machine foot
How to Make Christmas Pillows
Start by cutting the fabric pieces in the sizes indicated in the cushion cover with piping tutorial. My cushion insert measured 14 inches across so I cut the following:
- FRONT (cut 1) – 15 x 15 inches (38x38cm)
- BACK (cut 2) – 15 x 12 inches (38×30.5cm)
Once cut out, I appliqued the FRONT with the Christmas Applique tree pattern from the tutorial I posted last week. There is a printable template for the triangle piece included in this tutorial.
Instead of turning the edges of the triangles under, I simply left them raw and used a small applique zig-zag.
After adding the applique to the front, I added the piping (Instructions in the how to make a cushion cover with piping tutorial.)
I made my own piping from a pretty red and white spot fabric. Very Christmassy! I think a red and white striped piping would have looked really nice also. (Read how to make piping)
When you attach the piping to the edge of the front, don’t forget to use your zipper foot. It is really hard to sew piping with a regular foot.
Continue adding the backs to the cushion as indicated in the how to make a cushion cover with piping tutorial.
Then lastly, when it was all finished, I added pom-poms to the corners.
Want to make your own pom poms in a fun matching yarn? I have a tutorial for that too! Read how to make a pom pom.
Now all you need a comfortable chair to put your cushion on and a good book or movie for relaxation!
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