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Home for the Holidays... A Handmade Christmas

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Just like baking cookies together, this patchwork pillow is an excellent way to spend some quality mother-daughter time around the holidays! It's an easy project for first time sewers and the pillow will look fantastic throughout the season.


Free Christmas Sewing Project Idea:

How to Make a 9 Patch Christmas Pillow..., a Christmas Project for Mommy & Me

You will Need:
mom's pillow - five 5" squares of one fabric and four 5" squares of contrasting fabric

child's pillow - five 5" squares of one fabric and four 5" squares of contrasting fabric

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The object of this mommy and me project is for mom to make one side of the pillow and the child make the other using the fabrics of their choice.

Both mom and child should arrange the nine squares on a table the way they want their side of the pillow to look.

You will be sewing three rows of three fabrics together. First place two squares pretty sides together and pin along one side as shown in the photo.

Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide.

Open up the two fabric squares. Take the third square in the first row and add it to the row placing it pretty sides together.
Pin in place and stitch.

Do this to form three rows.

This is what your three rows should look like.
Now you need to sew the three rows together to create a pillow front.

Place the first row on top of the middle row pretty sides together and pin matching seams.

Stitch seam.

Open up pillow front and add the third row to the second row in the same manner.

This is what your pillow front should look like.
This is what both pillow fronts will look like when done.
Now place the two pillow fronts pretty sides together and pin all around the outer edge of the pillow.

Leave a 5" opening on one side. (This is for turning and stuffing.) Stitch around the pillow and pivot at the corners. Don't forget to leave the opening!

Turn pillow pretty side out.

Gently poke out corners with a pencil. Stuff the pillow and hand sew the opening closed.

Now you have a two sided pillow to cherish and display every Christmas!
Happy Stitchin'



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