Sunday, December 19, 2010

Reindeer Pillow Cover

Nothing spruces up a sofa quite as quickly as new pillows.  With Christmas quickly approaching, I decided to make a few pillow covers, one of which is this Reverse-Appliqued Reindeer one.


and After

Here's how I made it.  I cut out an 18" square of red felt and 2 18" x 10" rectangles of red felt.  I love using felt for holiday projects, because you don't need to hem the edges.  Yay!  Less work.

I printed out a clipart Reindeer, cut it out, and traced around it with a fabric marker onto the square of fabric.  You can use chalk, but this is the wrong side so, I wasn't worried about the color being seen.

I cut out the reindeer shape from the large square.

I covered up the hole with a scrap of gold stripey silk, (Yes, I know, I have the most ridiculously decadent fabrics in my scrap pile) and pinned it into place.

I used gold thread to outline the reindeer hole, attaching the silk, then sewed the pillow cover together with the flaps of the rectangles slightly overlapping.

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