If you're making your own pillow cover, you'll want to cut two pieces of fabric the appropriate size to cover the pillow form you're using. Be sure to leave room for a seam allowance. I used canvas drop cloth here and folded the front panel with the corners together, finger pressing the center. This way, when I opened it up to apply the ruffles, I had the center marked for lining everything up evenly.
Next, I cut 5 lengths from my muslin ruffle:
1. 12 inches
2. 10 inches
3. 8 inches
4. 4 inches
5. 1.5 inches
I also cut a 12 inch piece of vintage lace to act as the tree skirt. I pinned the ruffles, lace and burlap into place to form the tree, using that center fold line in the canvas as a guide. I then took the panel to the sewing machine and sewed down the center of each ruffle (right over the stitching I'd done to create the ruffle). I stitched around the edge of the burlap piece to create the trunk. At this point I think it would be fun to play with some trim...adding buttons or beads as "ornaments." I started to add some pearly buttons to mine but decided I really liked it as is. A burlap star on top would be cute too! So many possibilities!
Once I had the the tree just how I wanted it, I pinned my pillow form, right sides together and sewed around the edges, leaving a section of the bottom open. I then turned the cover right side out, inserted my pillow form and stitched up the bottom by hand.
This festive little pillow was so fast, fun and easy to make! I hope my instructions were clear enough to help you make your own if you so desire. Please let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to help!
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