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How to Make an Elegant "Silent Night" Christmas Pillow

Free Christmas Pillow Project Idea:

How to Make an Elegant Christmas Pillow with Writing

You will Need:
scraps of black fabric
2 14"X10" pieces of beige cotton fabric
fusible heatbond
craft stuffing or fiberfill
basic sewing supplies


This elegant pillow is the perfect present for graphic designer and typography enthusiasts who favor a clean, modern style. Choose your favorite font, and this pillow can easily be made from fabric, heatbond, and stuffing, and can be sewn by hand or machine.

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Type the words "Silent Night" in an elegant font of our choice on a word document. (The font pictured here is Harrington. Other favorites I use for projects like this are, Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Blackletter, Lucida Handwriting, and Brush Script.) The letters should be large and relatively thick, and take up most of the page when viewed in landscape format.
Take a piece of black fabric and iron on wonder-under, also known as Heatbond to the wrong side of the fabric.
Pin the page to the right side of fabric, placing the pins inside the letters. Cut out the letters carefully.
Unpin. On each letter, peal off the layer of paper from the heatbond, and place the letters on a rectangular shape of ecru-colored fabric. Arrange them as you would like to see them on your pillow.

Remember to leave enough room for your seam allowance.

Press on the letters using an iron.

With right sides together, pin your Silent Night piece to an equal sized piece of the same fabric.
Leave an opening in the center of one side so that you an turn and stuff your pillow.

We like to place and "X" with pins to show and remind us when sewing where to leave the opening.

Using the pressure foot as our guide, stitch all the way around, remembering to reinforce the beginning and end with a back-stitch. Trim your seam allowance and clip the corners, being careful not to cut into your stitches.
Turn your pillow right side out and stuff. Hand-stitch the opening closed using a blind stitch.

Congratulations! Your pillow is complete!

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