Make a cheerful holiday pillow in minutes. After the holidays, remove the pillow inserts and tuck the pillow covers away until Santa comes again. Fabrics are the A Wonderful Time panel from Merry Stitches collection by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics.

September 22, 2017
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Materials (For One Pillow)

  • "A Wonderful Time" fabric panel (or about 15x24" of your favorite Christmas fabric) for pillow top
  • 7/8 yard backing fabric
  • 14x27" pillow insert

Finished pillow cover fits a 14x23" pillow insert. Sew this project with 1/4" seams.

Cut Fabrics

From panel fabric (or Christmas fabric), cut:

  • 1--14-1/2x23-1/2" rectangle

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 2--14-1/2x27-1/2" rectangles

If using panel specified, see Cutting Diagram.

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Make Pillow Cover

1. With wrong sides inside, fold each 27-1/2x141/2" rectangle in half to make two double-thick 13-3/4x14-1/2" rectangles. (The double thickness makes the pillow back more stable.) Baste around cut edges of each folded rectangle. To machine baste, set sewing machine to the longest straight stitch; sew a little less than 1/4" from cut edges.

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2. Overlap folded edges of rectangles by about 4" to make a 14-1/2x23-1/2" rectangle (the same size as pillow top).

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3. Baste overlapped edges.

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4. With right sides together, layer pillow top and pillow back; pin edges.

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5. Sew together through all layers to make pillow cover.

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6. Turn pillow cover right side out through opening in pillow back.

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7. Insert pillow form to complete pillow.