For the 11th day of freebies, we have a Christmas tree pillow in two sizes. You can use a variety of fabrics, they’re quick and simple to make, and they’re the perfect holiday accent for your home or to gift! It could be a great gift for a teacher to match their room decor, a neighbor, or a friend and family. I love sewing pillows for my little one’s bedrooms. It’s such a cost-effective way for me to make their room special for Christmas, and they can choose the fabrics which they love!
- You can use many different fabrics: fleece, quilting cotton, sherpa, minky, faux leather, linen, velvet, etc.
- 1/2 yard for the 16″ pillow
- 5/8 yard for the 20″ pillow
- OPTIONAL: embroidery floss and embroidery needle
LET’S GET STARTED!
1/2″ seam allowances included.
Step 1: PREPPING
Go grab the pattern here! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and checkout. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group .
Print and assemble the pattern. Alternatively, you can use the projector file if you’re using a projector. Pattern layout below:
Step 2: CUTTING
Cut 2 pillow pieces on the fold.
Step 3: STITCHING
If you want to add any embroidery, ribbon, paint, vinyl, or any other designs, do to one tree piece now.
Place pillows together with the wrong sides together. Stitch around all edges with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 5″-6″ opening to fill the pillow. I like to blanket stitch around the pillow. You can also use your sewing machine. See the blanket stitch video below if you need help.
If you prefer to have the seams enclosed, place the pieces RIGHT sides together, then clip seams and corners before turning the right sides out.
Fill the pillow with the poly-fil. Use a chopstick or tool to help stuff the corners.
Step 5: FINISHING
Once the pillow is to your liking, stitch the opening closed.
That’s it! Your pillow is complete!