The last homemade Christmas project I want to share with you is another easy gift to make. Appliqued throw pillows are a lot of fun! I drew out the pattern I wanted on craft paper and cut it out. I bought three fat squares of fabric in different patterns. You can get them for as low as .99 cents. I cut out the barn out of one kind of fabric, and the barn door out of the left over fabric from the back of the pillow. You can use quilt batting, roving, an old throw pillow, or spring for a new pillow insert. Measure your fabric 1 inch bigger than the pillow you want.
Using a zigzag stitch, sew barn pieces together first, then affix the barn to the front fabric with the same zigzag stitch. Place front and back pieces, right sides together, and stitch around 3 sides, plus a little on each end of the fourth side. Back stitch on those. You need enough space to stuff the pillow. Then fold in the open side and hand or machine stitch closed.
Here is another painted box I did for Maryjane Rose. I placed a necklace in the box for her.
That is all the presents I can share, because some of my blog readers (children) won’t receive their presents until Christmas morning!
I hope you have been inspired by my series of homemade gifts this 2022 season. Remember, no matter what you are going through, this time of year- whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Yule (we celebrate all three!)- is the season of light and hope. There is always hope. This too shall pass. May you all have a blessed Christmas surrounded by love and laughter and lots of hugs!
From our family to yours- Love, Katie
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Have a wonderful Christmas from all the Pullums 🙂
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year!