I seriously can’t get over the leather trend! I love it! I had some leftover faux leather from my Anthropologie Leather Sweatshirt refashion so I thought I would put it to good use and make a Christmas pillow out of it! Making a pillow is an easy way to add something handmade to your holiday decor.
I made my pillow using the sewable fabric interfacing for my Silhouette CAMEO. If you don’t have the fabric interfacing, you could cut out your design on paper and then trace it onto your fabric and cut it out by hand. The design I chose was a Perfect Flourish with the word Believe. You can get it HERE. I like the word Believe for Christmas. It does double duty. You can believe in the Santa side of Christmas and you can believe in Jesus Christ. For whatever reason you celebrate Christmas, the phrase works well. If you want to go with another phrase, Kolette Hall has some Beautiful words and phrases to choose from. You will even notice the Merry and Bright phrase that I used for my DIY glass etched Christmas goblets!
I did a simple envelope style pillow case. I first took my pillow and laid the fabric on facing right side up. I pinned it in place. Since I used the interfacing I was able to iron the Believe phrase onto the pillow. You can pin it on if you need to. Slip the case case off the pillow.
Stitch the phrase on with your sewing machine. This part wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I went slowly and carefully which made it take a little longer but I am happy that I did.
Once the Believe phrase is sewn onto your fabric you can turn the fabric upside down and fold it back over the pillow. The wrong side of the fabric should now be up. Arrange the location you want your phrase to be. Pin one side of the edges together. Mark the other side where the pins will go. Slip the pillow out and pin the other side where you marked it. Now you can sew both edges. Duh Duh Duh Dun! Complete!