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Bake Craft Sew Decorate: Faux Leather Christmas Pillow

Faux Leather Christmas PillowHello Classy Clutter friends! I’m Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, I’m so excited to be back again sharing a fun Christmas decor idea with you. One of my favorite projects to make each year for my holiday decor is custom throw pillows. This year I’m incorporating leather into my holiday decorations, I’m so excited to share this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow with you!


Faux Leather / Vinyl, Caramel
Linen Look Fabric, Beige or White, enough for the back of the pillow and behind the letters
Pillow Insert
Sewing Machine
Leather Sewing Machine Needle and All Purpose Sewing Machine Needle
Fabric Shears
Heat n’ Bond Ultra
Vinyl Cutting Machine, optional

When I decided on a design for my pillow I knew I wanted something a little more unique and that hasnt’ really been done for holiday pillows before. I’m obsessed with the camel colored leathers right now and I knew I needed to make a pillow for my new couch. 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.

Faux Leather Christmas PillowI 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.

Faux Leather Christmas PillowCenter your cardstock letters onto the leather piece. Trace with a pen or thin sharpie carefully. This will be your cut lines.

Faux Leather Christmas PillowUsing super sharp shears cut out your letters. Be sure to save the center of your letters.

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. 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.

Faux Leather Christmas PillowFollowing the envelope pillow instructions from the link above you can finish sewing the pillow cover.

I’m so in love with how this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow turned out! I hope you love it too.

Faux Leather Christmas Pillow

Faux Leather Christmas PillowIf you loved this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow be sure to check out some of these other fun holiday pillow ideas:

Buffalo Check Christmas Pillow
Buffalo Check Christmas Pillow

Vintage Inspired Christmas Pillow
Vintage Inspired Christmas Pillow

Vintage Truck Christmas Pillow
Vintage Truck Christmas Pillow

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One Comment

  1. Very cool designs, something I’d actually pay money for. You should sell these pillows in your store, I’m sure a lot of people would be interested. I also must say that the Cricut Air 2 is an amazing Vinyl cutting machine.

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