Holidays are supposed to be, above all things, cozy. They’re for hot chocolate and snuggling up with knitted blankets and watching the weather rage outside. That’s why I decided to make this cute little house pillow. Make it in holiday fabric and add it to your sofa for a seasonal look, or maybe add some windows and shrubs and other design elements that mimic a beloved childhood home. Whether you’re making a gift or just holiday decor, I think this little pillow is the perfect project for a snowy or rainy (hey, we’re based in California) evening.
How to Make a Holiday House Pillow
- Fabric of your choice – we used Anna Maria Horner’s Pretty Potent – Aloe Vera collection.
- Sewing Machine (not pictured or, technically, required but it will make this project go much quicker)
Step 1: Cut out your template
Feel free to adjust the size of your own house as you see fit. A tall skinny version would be adorable, and so would one big enough to use as a sleeping pillow (but maybe reconsider the doorknob, in that case).
Chimney (2): 2.5” x 2.75” x 5”
House (2): 10” x 14”
Door (1): 6.5” x 4”
Roof (2): 15” x 6.5”
Step 2: Make the Chimney
Pin together the chimney fabric, right sides facing in. Sew the straight edges together, leaving open the bottom angled side.
Trim excess fabric away from the corners and turn right side out.
Fill with stuffing, but not completely. You need to be able to sew the end shut later.
Step 3: Add the Door
I used a plain piece of felt for my door because, hey, no hemming. Sew the door onto the front of one house panel, right side up.
Then add the doorknob, whether you’re adding a button or embroidering one.
Step 4: Sew the House
Sew the roof pieces to the house panels, right sides together.
Next, pin together the panels, right sides together, and add the chimney in between them.
Stitch around the sides and top, leaving a small opening at the bottom so you can turn it right side out.
Step 5: Stuff the House
Generously fill the house with stuffing, then hand stitch the bottom shut.
Done! What details would you add to your house?