Quick Christmas Pillows
My daughter, for some reason, has a thing for squirrels. I mean how can you resist? They are just so cute! If you agree…. then you can’t blame me when I splurged and bought these lovely little pieces on impulse.
Remember when I grabbed these during this shopping trip back a few weeks ago?
|From the Norwegian Woods collection: Acornucopia, Hedgehoglets in Teal, and Two Nuts For Dinner in Multi.|
I had a few pillow forms in my stash. They were picked up last year during a 50% off sale. And I thought it was high time I used a few of them up. At first I considered making quilted cushion covers. But I just couldn’t bring myself to sewing across these adorable animals. So I cut my pieces exactly the same size as the pillows, cut pieces for backing in the same sizes, and then overcast stitched the edges on all sides.
A hidden zipper looks so much more finished. But this panel print wouldn’t allow for that method here. So I just added the zipper to the bottom of the pieces, like so.
Stitched that zipper into place on one piece. Then lined up the second piece on top, matching up the corner to know where to start the other side of the zipper.
I made two BIG pillows for my kids last year here. And did use the hidden zipper on one of those.
These three little pillows were made in one day. Finishing up just in time, as the kids came home from their last day of school for 2014. Let the holidays begin!
|13″ x 20″|
|14″ x 14″|
|18″ x 18″|
It was such a pleasure to sit and sew the day away. And end up with these three fast finishes. Maybe I should schedule a few more play days for next year?!!!
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