Sew this cheery felt snowman pillow to use as a festive Christmas decoration

Updated: February 17, 2017

What You Need:

  • Felt: 1/2 yard each of blue and white, 1/4 yard each of black and red, and scraps of green and orange
  • Pinking shears
  • Tracing paper
  • Matching sewing threads
  • Fabrics glue
  • Embroidery thread: blue and pearl (We used DMC embroidery thread: Jewel Effects #E825 Blue and Pearlescent Effects #E3747 White.)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Polyester fiberfill

Download snowman pattern

How to Make It:

  1. Use pinking shears to cut two 18-inch blue felt squares for the pillow front and back and one 18-inch white felt square.
  2. Cut away a 13-inch square from the center of the white square, creating a 2-1/2-inch-wide border frame.
  3. Trace the patterns from the pattern pack onto tracing paper; cut out the shapes.
  4. Use the patterns to cut the pieces needed from the indicated color of felt. Refer to the photograph to position the felt pieces and as a guide for embroidery.

  • Sew the felt pieces to the pillow front about 1/8 inch from the edges using matching thread, unless otherwise indicated. Pin the white frame on one blue square for the pillow front.
  • Position and sew the head on the pillow front. Arrange the black hat top, green hatband, and black hat brim on the pillow front.
  • When you're pleased with the positioning, remove the brim and band and sew the hat top in place. Reposition and sew the band, followed by the brim.
  • Position the red scarf, scarf knot, mitten, and cuff on the pillow front, tucking the bottom edges under the white frame as needed. Sew the pieces in place.
  • For the scarf, stop sewing the long edges about 1/2 inch beyond the inner edge of the white frame. Sew the nose on the face; glue on eyes and mouth shapes.
  • Using an embroidery needle, embroider blue snowflakes on the white frame and white snowflakes on the blue background.
  • Center the appliqued pillow front on the pillow back.
  • Sew the pillow front to the back 1/2 inch from the inside edges of the white frame, changing the thread color as needed and leaving a 7-inch opening at the bottom.
  • Stuff the pillow with fiberfill and sew opening closed.
  • To finish pillow, cut slits 3/8 inch apart, starting at the end of scarf and ending 1/2 inch from stitching. Position and glue the letters on the pillow front as shown with fabrics glue.
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