As I mentioned in my last post, once a month I will feature a new DIY Christmas project. I am working on Christmas year round, this year and I continue to buy gift cards to give as gifts, I’ve already knocked out enough for all of the kids in my neighborhood. I like to be ready for Christmas when it comes around, because as we all know, it’s here before we can fully recover from the last Christmas.
For my January DIY project, I made a felt pillow cover. I really like how it turned out. I made this one specifically to go with my Christmas bedroom set. I will be making more all year long with other projects to take the monthly spotlight, however, I will show them all at some time or another.
I decided to purchase Christmas plaid canvas napkins to use instead of material. Reason being, I purchased some material and didn’t like the look of it when it arrived. I can use it for something else.
To start off with, I cut out felt Christmas trees. I didn’t have a pattern but there are so many online that you can download for free if you need one and want to make your own Christmas felt pillow cover.
After I decided how I wanted my scene to be, I stitched each item onto one of my fabric napkins I purchased. This can be done by hand but I decided to use my sewing machine because I thought it would hold up better with all of my pets jumping on and off of my bed.
Once I finished that, all that was left was to stitch the front to the back, leaving a gap to fill with fiberfill. I’ve not filled it, I’m leaving it as is until Christmas so I won’t have bulky pillows to store until after Christmas.
I really enjoyed working on this and I’m ready to start my next monthly DIY Christmas project.