I’m at it again, I promised you guys more holiday pillows and today I’m so excited to share this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow with you! I’ve now shared my DIY Faux Leather Christmas Tree Pillow and my Leather & Flannel Christmas Mantel with you, and like I mentioned one of my decor goals this year was to add pops of camel colored leather throughout my holiday decor. I’m obsessed, I absolutely love how this new pillow turned out.
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Faux Leather / Vinyl, Caramel
Linen Look Fabric, Beige or White, enough for the back of the pillow and behind the letters
Leather Sewing Machine Needle and All Purpose Sewing Machine Needle
Heat n’ Bond Ultra
Vinyl Cutting Machine, optional
When I was planning the designs for my holiday pillows I knew I wanted them to be a little more unique and designs that haven’t really been done for holiday pillows before (at least that I’m aware of). I’m obsessed with the camel colored leathers right now, which you already know. My new couch needed a faux leather pillow, I wanted the pillow to be simple but to still have a fun design so I decided to cut my design out and put a contrasting fabric underneath it.
I used my new Cricut Air 2 to help create my stencil for the letters to cut. I cut them on regular cardstock. If my leather had of been smaller in size and fit through the machine I probably would have cut it directly on the leather.
Feel free to snag this free template for making this cuttable file on your own HERE. Just download the file, open in your cutting software and resize. Then cut.
Next, cut the faux leather for the front of your pillow. For more on making envelope pillow covers go HERE. You can decide your fabric cuts based on your pillow form size.
Turn the faux leather over and carefully iron-on some ultra heat n’ bond to the back of the letters, I had to carefully cut pieces to fit around all the curves and such. Follow package instructions for ironing. The heat n’ bond helps to hold everything in place for stitching. Then simply iron a backer fabric (I used the same linen-look fabric as the back of the pillow cover) behind the letter cut-outs so the heat n’ bond can adhere them together so you can stitch. The fabric piece should be rectangle piece about 1″ larger all the way around than the cut-outs.
If you’re not wanting to stitch the letters you can simply hot glue the backer fabric to the back side of the faux leather.
I’m so in love with how this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow turned out! I hope you love it too. Don’t worry, I’ve got a couple more pillows still to come!
* This project was originally shared on Classy Clutter on 11/2106