Christmas decorating in the living or sitting room is made simple with some colorful throw pillows that you can easily make yourself. Throw pillows can be made in an hour or two of time, and if you are making more than one, the second and third takes even less time when you gather the materials and set up for the project all at once. The amount of money that you pay for these soft and cosy tokens of Christmas joy is very low, but just about anyone can make festive pillows and spread a little “Merry Christmas” cheer.
Deciding what Type of Pillow to Make
Numerous patterns are available for fabulous Christmas throw pillows in sewing books, at the fabric store and on the internet, and your job is to decide which one or ones you want to follow. You can also make your own patterns using paper. I find that squares, rectangles and triangles are the easiest, and the decorative fabric and embellishments are what make the pillows look especially festive. Still, you can make them in the shape of bells or stars if you desire. Here is a short list of embellishments you can attach to the pillows to make them look extra pretty:
– Appliques that you buy or make yourself
– Bows and ribbons are always pretty on throw pillows
– Buttons, simple or fancy
Adding a little bling, sparkle or point of interest helps the pillow stand out and add a little eye-popping action in the room.
Choosing the Materials for Making Throw Pillows
In fabric stores, so many different prints and scenes on fabric are available. Finding Christmas and winter-themed fabric is not at all difficult. For pillows, people can choose matching or contrasting colors for the fronts and backs. Solid color that coordinates well with the patterned front cloth is perfect for pillow backs. Of course, the correct measurements will ensure that the right amount of the material is purchased.
For the stuffing, poly-fill that is made for craft pillows is easy to find in fabric and craft stores. Those who are making pillows can buy a large bag of the poly-fill to use to make more than one pillow. The filler is inexpensive and easy to use.
Ornaments and embellishments should be purchased with the fabric. With fabric in hand, the decorations are not hard to choose. As an example, gold ribbon will look great with plaids that have red and gold in them.
Putting the Pillows Together
The fabric must be cut to the right size including enough for a seam margin. Any embroidery or appliques should be attached before sewing the front and back to each other. When the back and the front are facing each other and lined up, the two pieces are sewn together leaving a little space big enough to insert a hand. When the material is turned right-side out, that opening is used for stuffing the pillow. The un-stuffed pillow and seams should be ironed. Next, the filler is put into the pillow. The stuffed pillow should then be completely sewn.
Perfect Pillows for Christmas Décor Accenting
Homemade Christmas throw pillows are perfect for décor accents. These Christmas pillows are soft bits of color, comfort and cheer. Anyone who takes time to make Christmas pillows and place them about their home wants all who spend time inside the space to feel the joy of the season.