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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas pillow

Rather than tossing the leftover fabric after a project, I inherited some lovely corduroy from a friend. As I was currently working on Halloween project and Christmas gifts, I set the fabric aside and almost forgot about it. Once the Christmas gifts were finished and my sewing table was cleared off, I spotted that fabric. It didn't take me long to come up with an idea - it was helpful that the fabric was already in Christmas colors. Here's what I came up with:

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I drew the pieces on paper to use as a pattern and cut the pieces out of the fabric. If using corduroy, be prepared for a mess since it sheds and frays easily. I kept my lint roller on stand-by.

I pinned the pieces in place on the pillow fabric and, since corduroy does shed, used a satin stitch in matching thread to attach to the fabric. If I was using a non-fraying fabric, I probably would've used a blind or blanket stitch by hand.

Once all the pieces were attached, I sewed on some buttons I had laying around as ornaments. Sew the front and back sides of the pillow with wrong sides together, turn, stuff, and finish. And Voila!


  1. I love this! So cute...Wish I had time to make Christmas pillows! Someday...


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