This post is a partnership with Plaid Crafts. All opinions are my own. ;)
Are you ready for some great Christmas crafting? I have such a cozy and fun project for you today! This Flannel Deer Christmas Pillow is so simple to make and it’s such a cute decoration for your sofa!
I’m partnered with Plaid Crafts for a big day of Holiday crafting! The other Plaid Creators and I shared live tutorials all day over on the Plaid Facebook page – so you can watch video tutorials of all the projects! Check the end of the post for links to all the tutorials!
So many good projects right? It’s a great way to jump start your holiday crafting.
Let’s dive into the tutorial for this cute Christmas deer!
You can find all the Plaid supplies at this special page on the Plaid Website! It makes shopping super easy!
To begin, cut your fabric to one 16″ square, one piece 16″ x 12″ and one 16″ x 10″.
We are using the large deer stencil for the design in the Plaid Woodland Stencils pack. Center your deer stencil on the 16″ x 16″ piece and tape the edges down to the fabric. Washi tape works great for this but you can use any tape you have on hand.
Stencil the deer design by working from the edges of the stencil in. Hold the fabric down so it doesn’t shift around as you stencil.
Let the paint dry – you will probably need two coats. Once the paint soaks into the flannel a bit, you’ll be able to see the design through and will want to do another good coat to cover it. The lighting on the below photo is odd but the stencil is completely black.
While your paint is drying, cut your bow tie fabric to a long rectangle 10″x2″. Fold the piece in half long ways and sew along the side leaving an opening for turning. Turn the piece right side out and press. Cut off about 1 1/2″ from one end. Fold the piece so the center forms a bow. Wrap the small piece around the center and hand sew the overlapped edges on the back. Tuck the ends in so they lay right along the neck of the deer and sew the bow in place.
To create the pompoms, Cut 6 strands of yarn just longer than the RyaTie board. Lay three at the top and three at the bottom.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the board with the wrapping in the narrow sections of the board and covering the 6 yarn pieces. Wrap each section 80 times before moving to the next. Once all three sections are wrapped, cut your yarn.
Once your three sections are wrapped, place the rubber bands in the kit around the board horizontally, so the bands sit in the notches at the top and bottom of the board.
Pull each of the yarn pieces up so that one piece is at the end of the board in the narrow section. Tie a tight knot around the wrapped yarn, so there will be 6 knots total, one in each of the narrow sections of the board.
Cut the bundles apart by cutting along the center dashed line mark on each side of the board.
Remove the rubber bands. You should now have 6 pom pom bundles. Using the long tie ends, tie the bundles together in groups of two. This will make a total of three large pom poms. You’ll need to make one more set of two to finish off the pillow.
Pin each of the large pom pom bundles in the corners of the front of the pillow, with the pom pom facing in towards the center.
For the back of the pillow, we’re going to create an envelope closure. Sew a hem into the bottom edge of the 16″ x 12″ piece and a hem the top of the 16″ x 10″ piece.
Overlap the two pieces so the 16″ x 12″ piece is on top. Adjust the two pieces to form a 16″ square and pin the sides together where they overlap. Leave this piece face up and place the pillow top face down on top of it, so the right sides are together. Pin along the sides and corners. Sew around all four sides, being careful to keep all the yarn except the tie ends out of the way of the seams.
Turn the pillow right side out and place a pillow form inside. Now you’re all set with a cute new Christmas pillow for your chair or sofa!
You can follow along with the tutorial on Facebook this afternoon – and make sure you check out all the other great holiday projects as well!
Here’s the video so you can follow along!
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