Sunday, December 4, 2011

return on creativity: holiday pillows no. 1


A couple years ago when I started sewing one of my first projects was making an eclectic bunch of holiday pillows for my sofas.  I didn't own much fabric so I visited a decorating store, dug through the remnant bin, and found some beautiful linens and velvets.  

These are all stuffed pillows, they fill three trash bags when I store them.  I wish I had been brave enough to sew pillow covers because storage would be so much easier.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my holiday pillows this week.  Here are three.


For this pillow I cut circles out of adhesive green felt.  I stuck the felt to the pillow (which is muslin) and stitched around the circles with red embroidery floss.  I think this pillow is cute enough to have out year round, but the colors make it very seasonal.  Note:  The adhesive green felt was great because my circles stuck to the fabric, but it was difficult to stitch as my needle kept getting sticky.


The idea for this pillow got stuck in my head and drove me to make the whole bunch.  I cut a Christmas tree out of the same adhesive green felt used above.  I then stitched around the tree with red embroidery floss.  I then sewed on red and white button "ornaments".  


This pillow is pretty small, probably about six inches.  I really just wanted to use the pom pom trim.  Isn't it fun?!?!  The pillow top is red corduroy and I cut the letters out of adhesive green felt (again).  I did not stitch the letters down, but they seem to be holding up just fine.

More pillows to come this week.  Thanks for subscribing and reading!

Check out the other pillows by following the links below:

holiday pillows no. 2
holiday pillows no. 3

7 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

See, that's exactly why I don't make stuff. Those are some cute pillows. But I am waaaaay too lazy to replace pillows seasonally. And I am not interested in storing pillows at all! Still - very cute! I do love the pom pom trim.

southernscraps said...

Adorable! I love the pom pom trim! And I too run into that storage problem!

Seamingly Smitten said...

I love the look of these felt pillows! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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Kaysi said...

Those are super cute!

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

These are GREAT! would love for you to link them up to my SPEND LESS.GIVE MORE Holiday Party --- they would make the sweetest gifts!!!
merry christmas :)
Lauren
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