This pillow features appliques in the shape of ornaments, and the appliques feature various sewing techniques. The “ornament fabrics” are first embellished, then the appliques are stitched to the main project fabric using a satin stitch. These appliques can be used not only on a pillow, but on a table runner, tree skirt, placemats and more. Read for tips and hints on creating these fun embellishments for your holiday project ideas.
This decorative pillow is easy to make because the appliques are all made from felt! The branches and berries are attached with a simple straight stitch. The holly leaves are embellished with free-motion stitching to add dimension. The finished size of the pillow shown is 14” x 28” (35.5cm x 71cm) but you can modify these instructions to make a pillow any size you want. In fact, these techniques can be used to make table runners, place mats and much more. The pattern templates for the leaves and stem are included at the end of these instructions.
This snuggly fleece bed/crate with foam padding will provide a comfy place for your small pet! The approximate size of the finished project is 12" x 10" x 18" (30.5cm x 25cm x 46cm). The pad on the floor inside the crate is removable for easy laundering.
Stay warm at those fall outdoor events! This versatile tote not only serves as a convenient carrier for your stadium blanket, but it’s your seat cushion as well! One side contains the foam cushion, and the other side has a pocket for a stadium blanket. Two layers of fleece are used for the blanket to provide extra warmth, and the fringed ends add an extra bit of fun.
Just two rectangles of fabric, webbing straps and a drawstring are used to make this simple backpack. So quick and easy to make, you just might want to make several in different fabrics and colors!
This handy sewing machine mat with pockets not only helps protect your table surface, it keeps your “go-to” notions right at your fingertips. The four pockets in front are perfect for your small scissors, hem rulers, fabric marking tools and more.
Note: Finished size of the mat is 16” x 20” and accommodates most standard sewing
machine sizes. Adjust fabric requirements, if needed, for machines with a larger footprint than that of a standard sewing machine.
Project Made with the Simple™ 3337 Sewing Machine
This passport holder is one of the quickest projects you can make! It’s made using cork fabric, which means fabric edges won’t fray, nor will they need seam finishing. There’s a place for your passport, as well as pockets for any other smaller documents you might want to keep handy. So stitch one up before your next traveling adventure!
For those longer flights when you want to take a snooze, this eye mask will allow your dreams to take flight! The top side of the eye mask features false eyelashes, stitched on by machine, for a little bit of fun. The back side of the eye mask is made from satin, so it is smooth against your skin. Two elastic bands, instead of just one, help keep the mask in place while you sleep. You’ll look like a sleeping beauty, for sure
This is a perfect scrap busting project, and they turn out so professional looking. You will become so addicted to sewing these adorable little leggings! This pattern is drafted to fit an 11” doll.