Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Christmas in July - 12 days of Christmas

Wow!!!! It is hard to believe we are in July and down to 5 months before Christmas. 


Welcome to my day on the 12 days of Christmas blog hop hosted by Sarah of www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com.

Today I am going to share a fun throw pillow with an envelope back.  This is very easy to do.

I love these pillow covers and the best thing is I can have just a few pillow forms and lots of covers.  The covers are easy to store.

Materials for a 12 inch pillow cover:
12 inch pillow form
12 1/2" square of fabric
2 8" x 12 1/2" rectangles of contrast fabric

Take the 2 rectangles and press over 1/4"  along 1 long edge of each rectangle then fold a 1/4" over again (so you have a double hem) and stitch.

Take your 12 1/2" square and put the fabrics right sides together, your hems will be in the middle of the square and will be overlapping.




  Put some pins in to hold in place and stitch with a 1/4" seam all the way around.   Clip the corners, do a quick press and turn right side out and stuff your pillow form into the pillow cover.





You can make a 12 1/2" quilt block if you want to use that as well.



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30 comments:

  1. Really cute and festive, Thank you for the tutorial.

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  2. Simple and quick, good use for holiday fabrics.

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  3. This would be a great project for kids to learn sewing... it’s simple and quick. I should record the measurements for the pillow backing... I’ve made some and the overlap isn’t enough.

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  4. I've made some pillow covers like this but never thought of changing them out as you suggest! One could make a set of seasonal covers and gift them with a pillow form. Fun!

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  5. Love your pillow and your tutorial which is the most efficient version I've ever seen. I have done this in the past only I used my couch throw pillows instead of buying an additional pillow form. If the couch pillow is too dark I just wrap a piece of batting around it. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  6. Fun tutorial - these are so simple and quick to make! And I agree - I have just a few pillow forms and loads of covers, so I can change them out easily. And if the dog uses one as a head pillow and drools on it, it's so easy to throw in the wash! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  7. Hi Kathy! What cute fabrics for this pillowcase. Just PERFECT for the holidays. And a big thank you for the tutorial! I'm going to PIN it and then use it to make some myself. I think we should have a whole bunch of holiday pillows, don't you?!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Great idea, thanks for the tutorial!

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  9. Great gift idea for the grandkids! Thanks!

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  10. Easy pillow Tutorial! Thank you!! Goin to make a John Deere pillow for our 4yr old granboy…& this pattern is perfect! Thank you so much!! :)

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  11. Thanks for the reminder (and tutorial) that we can just make pillow covers for existing pillow forms! I find myself wanting Holiday pillows and your method just might make them a reality this year.

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  12. nothing like a holiday pillow! Pretty!

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  13. Good idea and cute fabric too!

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  14. That is the cutest Santa fabric! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  15. Very cute pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Such a cute and quick Christmas project! Thank you so much for your easy-to-follow directions.

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  17. Very cute choice of fabric!

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  18. Nice gift idea! love the fabric you used.

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  19. I like your idea of lots of pillow covers that you can easily change!
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  20. Love that fun Santa fabric - almost retro in appearance. Sure makes a sweet pillow!

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  21. Thanks for a nice tutorial and I just love that Santa print!

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  22. Very cute! These would be great to make for gifts! I use the envelope method too - so quick and easy! xx

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  23. That is a cute Santa print and great use of it on a pillow so it shows off all those sweet jolly fellows.

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  24. Perfect to transform the non-holiday pillows all over my house into a festive Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thank you for sharing your cute pillow and for the tutorial to it as well.

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  26. wonderful and easy. I will have to show this to my granddaughter.
    Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas🎄🎅🎄⛄

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