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Home for the Holidays... A Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas Crafts and Decorations

A charming Christmas tree pillow is just what you need to spruce up your favorite armchair or sofa during the holidays! This easy project is made using upholstery fabric samples that most fabric stores will give you for free if you ask.


Free Christmas Sewing Project Idea:

How to Make a Charming  Christmas Tree Pillow

You will Need:
sample upholstery fabrics for borders, green fabric for tree, beige fabric for background
heat bond (optional)
red shinny beads
craft stuffing or fiberfill
basic sewing supplies

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This charming Christmas tree sewing project was made from sample of upholstery fabric that most stores will just throw out when they are no longer available. So next time your near one of those stores, stop on in and ask for any out of date samples.
There is no exact measurements for this project. It all depends on how big you would like your pillow and how much fabric you have to work with.

Cut 3" strips of red fabric and 1.5" strips of dark green fabric.

Depending on how much fabric you have draw 1/2 of a tree the size you want.

Cut a back ground rectangle to fit the tree from beige fabric.

(If you are using a heat bond follow directions according to package for the fabric for tree.)

Place the tree pattern on fold of green fabric for tree. Pin and cut pattern on fold. Placing it on the fold will give you a perfectly shaped tree on each side.

If you are using heat bond peel and press to pillow background piece according to directions.

If not, place tree on pillow back ground and zigzag stitch around outer edge of tree.

Pin red border pretty sides together on side edge of pillow. Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide.

Do the same to the other side.

Do the same to the top and bottom.
Once the red borders are sewn on, attach the green borders in the same manner.

Press the borders flat.

Hand sew the red sparkly beads on the tree where desired.
Cut a backing for the pillow the same size as the completed front. Place back and front pretty sides together and pin around the outer edge.

Leave a 4" opening at the bottom. Stitch around the edge of the pillow using the pressure foot as your guide. Don't forget to leave that opening!

Turn your pillow pretty side out. Stuff your tree pillow and hand stitch the opening closed.
Your charming Christmas tree pillow is ready to welcome your guest during the holidays.
Happy Stitchin'


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