DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

DIY Christmas pillow covers are so fun to snuggle with, and they bring in the holiday spirit. With two fat quarters you can make your own French seam envelope pillow.

I’m so excited to share a really cute and really easy french seam pillow tutorial with you today! And it’s just in time for the holidays so you can make your own DIY Christmas pillow covers.

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

I wanted to make some holiday pillows since my kids are really getting into the holiday spirit this year. They were really excited about this holiday fabric from My Fabric Designs! My sister (the amazing hand letterer) designed the holiday calligraphy fabric, and I designed the watercolor evergreen fabric.

Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:

Fat Quarter Pillow tutorial //

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers


  1. Gather your supplies. Wash and dry your fat quarters first.
Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

2. Cut the front (the lettered fabric) 18″x18″.

3. Cut the back 18″ tall. Then cut the fabric in half widthwise. A fat quarter comes 21″x18″ so the two backs should be 10.5″x18″.

Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

4. Hem one long side of each back. If your fabric is directional make sure you hem the opposite sides.

5. Lay the front right side up. Put one back right side down on top of the front with the hemmed edge towards the middle. Put the other back right side down on top of the front and other back with the hemmed edge towards the middle. The hems should overlap a couple of inches.

6. Pin the edges.

Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

6. Sew all around the pillow with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Trim the corners. (My seams are serged, but you don’t have to serge at all.

7. Turn the pillow right side out and press edges carefully.

Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

8. Sew 1/2″ around all the edges. This encloses the raw edges and makes a nice “frame” for the pillow.

Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

9. Insert a pillow form and enjoy your pretty new pillow!

Fat Quarter French Seam Pillow Tutorial

These holiday pillows are so fun and so festive! It’s a quick and easy DIY Christmas pillow cover!

If you make something using this DIY Christmas pillow covers tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

Fat Quarter Pillow tutorial //

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