Good morning! Today I’m sharing these Christmas pillow shams I made over at Create.Craft.Love. last month. They’ve been adorning my home for weeks now, and I love them. They’re so cozy and they give the room a little warmth that just makes me happy.  And I’m sharing another fun project there today (never a dull moment around here) so head on over in a bit!


These are cute and would be fun to make for Christmas! Felt appliqué Christmas pillow shams from Mabey She Made ItIt might be November, but it’s snowing and the temperature was zero degrees when I woke up this morning which means I’m not totally out of my mind for thinking about Christmas decor already. And while I don’t typically decorate my house for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, I was feeling inspired to do some Christmas pillow shams when I was working on this Advent Calendar the other day.

There’s something cozy and fabulous about a good-quality felt. And it’s fun for appliqué because it’s sturdy and doesn’t fray, meaning your projects don’t take as much finish work. And I’m a huge fan of creating shams for my pillows because they’re easy to stash away until next year without all the bulk.

How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow

So today I’m going to walk you through how I made my Love and Joy Christmas pillow shams so that you can make your own! I will be referencing two different tutorials (one for appliqué and one for the pillow sham construction) so make sure you check them out for more details.

How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow

Christmas Pillow Sham Supplies

  • Assortment of wool felt
  • A printout of your chosen designs
  • Double-sided iron-on adhesive (like Heat ‘n Bond)
  • Embroidery floss and needle
  • Sewing machine and thread


  1. Cut your front and back pillow pieces using the pillow sham construction tutorial for dimensions. Prepare the back pieces as instructed in that tutorial.
  2. Print your chosen designs on a piece of paper, and cut them out.
  3. Cut your design pieces using this appliqué tutorial, and arrange them on your pillow front. Pin in place.How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow
  4. Sew your pieces to the front of your pillow sham. I used clear thread in my sewing machine so I didn’t need to change thread color.How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow
  5. Sew any details you want using your embroidery thread and needle.How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow
  6. Finish your Christmas pillow sham following the rest of the pillow sham tutorial.

How to Make Christmas Pillow Shams | Mabey She Made It | #christmas #pillowsham #homedecor #pillow

And now your regular pillows are ready for a little Christmas cheer! Would you make Christmas pillow shams?

You can also check out a few of my other pillow tutorials:

Simple Pillow Sham with Faux Button Closure | Mabey She Made It | #sewyourstyle #pillow #homedecor #tutorial Spiral Ruffle Pillow | Mabey She Made It #ruffle #pillow #homedecor Valentine Heart Pillow | Mabey She Made It #valentine #hearts #pillow #homedecor

Pom Pom Pillow Sham with Faux Buttons || Spiral Ruffle Pillow || Stenciled Heart Pillow

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