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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Pillow Covers....

I have some pillows in my living room that I wanted to look more festive for the holidays.  I decided to make covers so I can use them each year.

I started by measuring my pillows...they are 15 X 15  inches.

 I cut my first piece of fabric to be 16 X 16 inches.
This will be the front of the pillow.

For the second piece of fabric, I added 3.5 inches, so it makes the flap in the back to insert the pillow. So it ended up being a 19.5 X 16 inch piece.

Now cut the 19.5 X 16 inch piece in half.
 These two pieces will end up being the back of your pillow.
On each of the smaller pieces, fold the fabric over on one side about a 1/2 inch & sew it down.
(You will now have two pieces that look just like this)

If you are going to add embelishments or decorations to the front piece....do it now before you sew the front & back together.

I ended up making three pillow covers.
On the first one, I used felt & cut out a tree & a star & then sewed them onto the front piece of the pillow.
I cut out a Christmas tree from a gift bag to use as my template

For the next two pillows,  I took white felt & made some ruffles & then sewed them on to the front.

Now that the "decorating" is done, we are ready to finish them!

Place your fabric right sides together, line up the edges (remember...your back side will end up with a flap in the middle so the one piece will overlap the other).
This is the first piece of the back lined up ready to sew.
 
Next, add the second piece to the back & put a few pins in & just sew all the way around!
Both of the back side pieces are lined up....you can see the one overlaps the other.

Turn the fabric around & you have yourself a cute pillow!!
My Christmas tree pillow...

My ruffle pillow

These are going to look so much better with my Christmas Decor!

This was shared this week at:
www.passionatelyartistic.com

http://www.thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/




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23 comments:

  1. These are a great idea! They turned out really cute! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following along! I'm following you too- as of now~ I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

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  3. Very nice! I need to make some pillow covers for Christmas! It's good to know how much overlap you used on the back. I was wondering how much most people used. I never seem to make mine big enough, and then I have a gaping hole.

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    --Katie
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
    Creatively Living Outside the Box

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  4. love your pillows! very very cute! yay following you back! thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love these pillows!! :-) thankyou for following my blog, i'm now following back!! :-)

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  6. I've been looking for some inspirations for my holiday pillows and I just found your post. I like your pillows, and will be making a few. I just love red/white together. Would you share this over at Sunday's Best, and inspire others with your pillows.

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  7. So cute. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, liz

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  8. Gosh that is one adorable pillow. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Glad you did.

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  9. how cute. I can see my kids arguing now over who gets to lean on it! I'd have to make one for each of them! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd be tickled pink if you'd link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/12/t-time-48-and-link-party.html

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  10. I love the ruffle on the pillow. So cute!

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  11. Hi, Sally

    I just love looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower too. Also, wanted to thank you for leaving such a lovely comment last week over at Que Linda when I guest hosting. I did the pine cone swag. Thanks again.

    Vanessa

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  12. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Thanks and have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  13. Love the white ruffles--darling pillow for the holidays!

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  14. these turned out so cute! I'd love it if you would add them to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  15. These holiday pilows are so darn cute...would love to have you share them at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Your pillow covers are adorable! I love the ruffle. Enjoyed my visit and I am now following you.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  17. Thanks for visiting me at the Delectable Home! I am so glad to follow your site - I just love these cute pillow covers! Check out these Christmas pillow covers - maybe you could win my giveaway... http://delectablehome.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-winter-pillows-giveaway.html

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  18. Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

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  19. The fact that you made that is beyond brilliant. I'll be attempting to do DIY myself on Wed. HI, a new follower

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  20. What a great idea! I love that it's temporary. I like it for Christmas, and just to change things up a bit during the year!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Krista
    krista-artista.com

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  21. Cute pillows! Thanks for following my blog!
    Nicole

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