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Festive Red Pillow

Add a punch of color and some holiday cheer to your decor with a comfy red pillow.

What You Need

  • 1 yard of red felt
  • Scraps of white felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Red pom-pom trim
  • Matching sewing thread
  • 16-inch pillow form

How to Make It

  1. For the pillow front, cut a 17-1/2-inch square of red felt.
  2. Cut a tree pattern twice onto the back side of the pillow front and cut out the tree-shape openings.
  3. Cut a 4-1/2-x-10-1/2-inch rectangle of white felt.
  4. Glue the white rectangle strip onto the back side of the pillow front, covering the tree-shape openings.
  5. Cut a few pom-poms from the trim and glue them onto the trees.
  6. Sew a 17-1/2-inch length of pom-pom trim across the pillow front.
  7. For the pillow back, cut two 17-1/2-x-9-inch rectangles of red felt.
  8. With right sides together, stitch the pillow back to the pillow front using a 1/4-inch seam allowance, overlapping the back pieces at the center back to create an opening for the pillow form.
  9. Turn right side out and insert pillow form.

Note: For a more permanent pillow, substitute the fabric glue with needle and thread.

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