Friday, December 4, 2009

Easy Christmas pillows

By the way ~ The Cranberries were AWESOME!!!

Now, onto the pillows lol

I don't have a tutorial but you should get the idea...
I love these so much that I look for more every year!

You can go to big lots or ebay or anywhere really and find
tapestry like placemats or actual pieces of tapestry (ebay).
they usually cost anywhere from $1.50 -$2.00 a piece.
The  tapestry pieces go for a little more but are usually bigger in size.

Then you just cut 2 overlapping pieces of scrap fabric that fit the placemat
and sew wrong sides together all around to create a sham.

Here's what the back looks like:

This was a piece of fabric from a flat sheet so it already had a nice edge on it.

You can add any kind of trim you love and I even like adding a little bling with glitter glue.

Sparkly things are awesome during the holidays :0)

I have a few for Halloween and Thanksgiving and
an ever growing collection for Christmas, so it's pretty easy to just change up the shams!

They really make me smile and
I love spreading them all around the house.

These are two I made from tapestry pieces I bought on ebay.

Hope you like the idea!
I'm not a fabulous sewer but these are nice, easy and much much
cheaper than buying ready made pillows!


Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog ! so glad to see a fellow Nevadan! I think they we're smoking crack on the weather report last night because there is not a cloud in the sky! So much for snow! Please keep in touch


Windlost said...

Oh, very sweet. I love tapestry fabrics. xo Terri

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

This is a great ideal. Big punch for little effort, my favorite. Thanks for your sweet note, I knew you would love it.

Brabourne Farm said...

And you can sew as well - amazing! Leigh

Fallon said...

Sewing looks good to me! Very useful and creative idea!

Debra Lea said...


Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you are ready for Christmas...