DIY Leather Christmas Pillow

Leather Christmas Pillow

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.

DIY Christmas Pillow Tutorial

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

DIY Leather Christmas Pillow

Leather Believe Pillow

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  1. Gorgeous! I wish I were brave enough to use a sewing machine more often. Good to know that faux leather works with the Silhouette interfacing.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Kelly! I have been surprised how well the Silhouette cuts fabric, even this faux leather was a breeze for it!

  2. This is simply lovely! What fabric did you use for the pillow? Looks like it might be muslin.

  3. This is so cool! Did you use the fabric blade for this? And what type of faux leather did you use? I thought the iron may melt faux leather but I’d love to try it!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for your comment (and for referring Katherine to try my butternut squash soup!). I don’t have the blue fabric blade, I just use a separate blade that has only been used on fabric. I have cut fabric before with my regular paper blade and it did just fine too. I used a faux leather from JoAnn’s. It did fine under the iron, you only need to iron it on for about 2 seconds. I am still loving the leather trend!

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