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.
The guidelines on the following pages provide key tips and hints for creating embellished appliques, not for creating a full project. Below is a list of basic items you’ll need for creating the applique techniques only, as shown in our project photo.