Christmas Carol Pillow {guest tutorial}

*Hey everybody! Season 14 of So You Think You’re Crafty is going to be fantastic. However, it won’t be starting until the New Year – we decided to let the crafters have a little break and family time too :) . But I have a great schedule of guest posts and shop spotlights lined up from now until then. Have a great Holiday season and see you all after the New Year!*

A while back, I found a tutorial on Pinterest for a stenciled pillow from Wit & Whistle.  When I was trying to come up with some quick and easy pillows to decorate for Christmas, that pillow popped back into my mind and I decided to make my own Christmas carol version.

I started with some plain muslin and cut two identical squares to fit my pillow form.  I was using a large 24″ pillow that easily be moved to the floor for extra seating.  I used painter’s tape to secure the front of my pillow cover to my table.  My stencil is a very basic 1 1/4″ stencil from Hobby Lobby and I used a brown permanent marker for my letters.

I then used another strip of painter’s tape to keep my lines straight.  Each time I was ready for a new line, I just moved my tape.

After an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, I had my Jingle Bells lyrics complete.  I ran my words off the edge of the fabric, knowing that some would be cut off anyway when it was sewn together.

I quickly pinned the right sides of my fabric together, sewed around
three sides, shoved my pillow form in, and then sewed up the fourth
side.  This was a quick project — my favorite kind!

Thanks for having me, Missy!  I hope all of the So You Think You’re Crafty readers have a very merry Christmas!

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  1. ColleenB. says

    Love your pillows. Pillows always add that little ‘extra’ something special. You done a great job.