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Double Sided Christmas Pillows

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Our house has been filled with holiday chaos for the past two weeks. First I was trying to get the tree ready, then the house decorations, then the shopping and wrapping…then more shopping and wrapping. I was a hyperactive elf these past two weeks! Okay, maybe all year ’round I’m a hyperactive elf, but really…watching me working my way through my “to do” list is like watching a Charlie Chaplin movie on fast forward! Thankfully all that work paid off, as I am almost done with my “to do” list. I just have to finish my homemade gifts.

Last year I made these Jingle Pillows as homemade gifts for Mom, Margo (my sister-in-law) and also one for our home. All the pillows turned out pretty good, but with one little handicap: they were not washable. I used my canvas printer to print the “Jingle”, but I didn’t realize that they couldn’t be washed or the ink would bleed. Unfortunately I only discovered this after I had finished them all. Oh well, I know better now!

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Since Mom and Margo really liked their gifts last year, this year I wanted to make some more Christmas pillows for them. But this time I was determined to make them machine washable. Otherwise, what is the point of making pillows as gifts? Instead, why not make a sign or wall art? After some research online, I finally found an easy way to do it. I explain the method in my “Image Transfer to Fabric” post.

As I no longer had to worry about bleeding ink or machine washing, I decided to go with a very light-color fabric for this year’s Christmas Pillows. I bought some white denim fabric from Joann’s and cut the fabric into two equal squares of 18 inches. I was planning to make 17 by 17 inch pillows, so with a 1/2 inch seam line on both sides, the final cut pieces needed to be 18 by 18 inches.

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Next I designed the images that I wanted to transfer to the fabric. This part was pretty easy, because Margo and Mom loved the Christmas gift tags I made this year, so I adjusted those designs for the pillow faces. Then I printed the images to heat transfer paper and cut them to a manageable size.

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With my printed designs ready, I started transferring the images to the fabric using the “image transfer to fabric” method.

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Once the images were transferred, the rest was so easy. I just sewed the two pieces of fabric together but left a little gap to fill the pillows with stuffing.

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I used my sewing machine to sew the pillows, but to close off the gaps, I used fabric glue. For those who don’t use a sewing machine, I recommend using fabric glue or heat bond adhesive to finish the pillow, as they are equally good for bonding fabric.

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…and here are the finished presents!

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I think they turned out really cool, and the best part is each side of the pillows has a different design!

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I love the way they look all together.

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Oh… before I forget – here are the 4 pillow designs if you’d like make some pillows for yourself. Or you can even print them and fill your frames with them 😉 Just click on the button below and get your free copy for your personal use only – they are all in the Christmas section of the VIP Patch!

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Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Handan, xo

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  1. I love the no sew idea. I used hot glue to put a holiday cover over my every day pillow – then just some iron heat to loosen it and put it away after the holiday! I need to make some of your designs now! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

    1. Thank you so much, Helen! Wow, I never thought of that! I must give it a try. I wonder how it holds up and if I can wash it or not. Now that you gave the idea, I will immediately start experimenting 😀

  2. I’m loving your pillows Handan, they’re super cute. Now if only I could find some of that heat transfer paper here in sunny South Africa I’d be all set. Hope you guys have a beautiful festive season.

    1. You need to right click on each picture and select ‘save as image’ from the menu. Or you can use the new download button that I added for convenience. Simply click on the blue button that is above the Christmas pillow designs and it will automatically start downloading all four designs.
      I hope this was helpful! 🙂

  3. Hey Handan, I love the christmas pillows – they are a a great project for the novice seamstress. Can I include it in my roundup post with super easy sewing projects for those just getting started.
    thanks, Helen

  4. I love the no sew idea. I used hot glue to put a holiday cover over my every day pillow – then just some iron heat to loosen it and put it away after the holiday! I need to make some of your designs now! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!