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Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIY

Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYHey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a sweet little gingerbread pillow tuck, you can create in no time.  I love these little dies by Stephanie Ackerman, they are just the perfect size to create fun little projects with.  This new Gingerbread Man die is perfect for gift tags, package accents, treat bag accents, cards and candle mats, (my next project).  But for today, I chose to create a small little mini pillow you can tuck in just about anywhere.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYI paired the Gingerbread Man die up with the Holly & Berries die and with the addition of felt, crochet trim, coffee stained muslin, and some ric-rac trim, you can create this mini-pillow in no time. Let me show you how to create it.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYUsing your Big Shot, (I used my Big Shot Plus), place the die, cutting blades up, onto a cutting pad.  Place brown felt over the die, then place another cutting pad on top, and run this sandwich through your Big Shot.  Use the same cutting sandwich with the Holly & Berries die.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYNext, using the largest square from the square Framelits set, cut a piece of coffee stained muslin, a piece of fabric for the backing and a piece of natural quilters batting.  Your sandwich when using framelits is as follows:  Lay your magnetic platform down on your Big Shot, followed by a cutting pad, the material you are cutting, next, lay the framelit, (cutting side down), on top of the material, then another cutting pad on top.

Lay out all your pieces.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYNext, using a coordinating color of brown DMC floss and 3 strands, blanket stitch the gingerbread man to the center of the muslin, (making sure you have the batting underneath the muslin).  Stitch all the way around.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYI then sewed on 3 mini rusted bells to the center of the gingerbread man.  Now for the crochet trim, I found this to be the easiest way to stitch it on.  Lay the trim as shown on top of the muslin, with the edge facing inward.  This will assure that when it's time to flip right side out, the trim will be facing outward.  When you have it postitioned the way you want it, machine stitch close to the edge and all the way around.  Then, lay your backing on top and machine stitch all the way around, this time leaving a small opening at the bottom to flip.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYFlip it right side out and stuff with poly fiberfill to the desired loft, and sew the opening closed at the bottom.Gingerbread Man Pillow Tuck: A Festively Fun DIYAccent your little pillow tuck with holly, a big button and a stamped tag.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and I hope I've inspired you to create a few of these this holiday season.

Have an awesome week everyone!

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Other Materials Used:

  • Muslin
  • Fabric for back
  • Quilters batting
  • DMC floss
  • Felt
  • Mini rusty bells
  • Button
  • Poly fiberfill
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread

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