Welcome to Christmas Corner! I've made a mini pillow with a pocket to hold a secret surprise.
|This is the Secret Santa Pocket Pillow|
|The back pocket that can hold a a sweet note or a small treasure (or a gift card).|
The inspiration came from this darling block pattern by Marcia Hahn on the Quilter's Cache here. Marcia has 100's of wonderful free quilting patterns at the Quilter's Cache.
|Marcia's block is 12 1/2". You can visit the quilter's cache (see link above) to make Marcia's block or for my mini pillow, check out my cutting instructions and tutorial to make a 6 inch Secret Santa Pocket Pillow.|
Also I'm trying something new. I'm hosting my first link up party and hope you'll link up some of your favorite Christmas projects/gifts. There are no rules. You can link up current projects or from the past; finished or in process. I would love to see your version of the Secret Santa Pocket Pillow! Note the Link Up is at the end of the tutorial (wasn't sure how to put it here)
This is quick to make (less than an hour once you gather your supplies). All seams 1/4".
Step 1. Cut fabric into the following dimensions:
Step 2. Fold the red triangle and white brim in half as shown to form a light crease.
|Once you've sewn the block, it's time to make the eyes, nose, mouth, and mustache (felt worked well and I used googly eyes).|
|I used an applique stitch for the felt pieces and glued on the eyes after it was all sewn. For the back and pocket cut a piece 5" x 6 1/2" and 6 1/2" square. You can trim your Santa face block to 6 1/2" now.|
|Sew the right sides together, leaving an opening for turning.|
|Turn out the right sides and press and then fill with batting to desired fullness.|
|Stitched closed as neatly and invisibly as you can.|
|When I was putting on my make up this morning, I put some blush on Santa's cheeks too (see first picture on top)|