Last week I stitched up the four little Christmas embroidery designs. After staring at them on the table for a couple of days, I was reminded of a super cute little pillow I had seen in a store with a wrapped embroidery cover– like a little sleeve.
These little sleeves are quick to make and great for showcasing any seasonal embroidery you might have around or are stitching.
Today, I am sharing a quick little pillow…and then how to make the sleeve using your Christmas Embroidery. These are great to switch out for every season. You can have use your own embroidery that you might already have, or you can stitch a new set.
Christmas Embroidery Pillow Sleeve Tutorial~
Christmas embroidery print and stitch
2– 2 1/2″ X 5″
2– 2 1/2″ X 9″
backing 9″ X 9″
batting 9″ X 9″
4– ribbon 9-12″ long
ric rac, pom poms (optional)
Embroidery Pillow Sleeve~
1) Sew your 2 1/2″ strips to all four sides of the pillow and iron
2) Layer your batting behind the finished top square
3) Quilt around the center embroidery- or free motion quilt
4) Pin the ribbon in place- I matched them up with the seams- but they will need to be placed on the top and bottom of the pillow sleeve
5) Sew pom poms or ric rac along the sides if desired
6) Lay right sides together the top and backing fabric
7) Stitch all the way around, leaving a 2 1/2″ opening on one side for turning (I recommend this be in between two ribbon pieces)
8) Snip corners, turn right sides out and iron
9) Hand stitch the opening closed- ladder stitch works great for this!
10) Place on pillow and tie ribbons on the backside of the pillow
This pillow sleeve measures just under 9″ square. I used it on some pillow forms I had made that were 7″ X 12″ Just big enough for the sleeves.
The sides showed just a bit of the pillow- so keep that in mind when sewing them. If you are going to be switching these out, you might not want a full holiday fabric pillow. Maybe something neutral would be best.
Small pillow for the Embroidery Pillow Sleeves~
1) Cut 2- 7″ X 12″
2) Pin right sides together, sew all the way around- leaving a 2 1/2″ opening for turning
3) Snip corners, turn right sides out, iron- stuff until you like it
4) Using a ladder stitch, close the opening