Since making my first handmade pillow cover years ago, I still cannot stop making them! I bet if I stopped and thought about it, I would figure out that I've made at least 100 pillows since creating that very first one. I had some long Home Elegance pillow forms on hand, so I made this fun Scrappy Snowman Pillow. This is a super fun and easy Christmas in July project that has no rules!
How to Make a Scrappy Snowman Pillow
This pillow was made to look particularly scrappy, so I am not going to give you a detailed step by step instructions. Instead, I will point out the various techniques that I used to make my version. I used a Home Elegance pillow form, my favorite, in a 12" x 16" size.
Home Elegance pillow forms are exceptionally plush and a great down-alternative pillow form. I use the squares sizes quite a bit so I wanted to change it up and use a long pillow form to accommodate my snowman design.
I started out by choosing my fabrics. I chose wool felt for the background and snowman shapes, beige muslin and some handdyed fabric strips I already had on hand. Then I cut the turquoise wool felt to create the pillow back and front- 13" x 17." And cut white wool felt and the muslin slightly smaller to create frames for the pillow front.
Next, I sewed the frames to the pillow front using free motion stitching, a sewing machine and black thread for contrast. I used the dyed fabric strips to frame the edges of the muslin and white wool felt to create a layered effect.
I fused webbing to the back of white wool felt and cut out three circles for the snowman. Then I stitched around the circles free-motion style.
I used this and that to embellish the snowman, including bits of fabric, tulle, some bling and leftover embellishments I had on hand.
Seriously, there are no rules when it comes to making your own version of this scrappy snowman pillow. I think my favorite part of this is the stamped and sewn sentiments I added. I chose french translations of snow and snow related words - "neige" white, etc.
Hopefully you will be inspired to make your own Scrappy Snowman Pillow.
Live Life Creatively,