DIY House Pillow

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

Materials

DIY House Pillow

Step 1: Cut out your template

DIY House Pillow

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”

DIY House Pillow

 

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.

DIY House Pillow

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.

DIY House Pillow

Then add the doorknob, whether you’re adding a button or embroidering one.

DIY House Pillow

Step 4: Sew the House

Sew the roof pieces to the house panels, right sides together.

DIY House Pillow

 

Next, pin together the panels, right sides together, and add the chimney in between them.

DIY House Pillow

Stitch around the sides and top, leaving a small opening at the bottom so you can turn it right side out.

DIY House Pillow

Step 5: Stuff the House

Generously fill the house with stuffing, then hand stitch the bottom shut.

DIY House Pillow

DIY House Pillow

Done! What details would you add to your house?

 

 

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