October 21 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

on October 20 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 50 Comments

Christmas Pillows by Erin from Sutton Grace

There’s no specific tutorial for Erin’s pillows, but we love how simple fabrics and some fun sewing techniques can lead to something fabulous! Click over to Sutton Grace for more details; Erin used ruffles, rick rack and quilting on these pillows.

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50 Responses to October 21 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

  1. cindi tyburski says:

    Oh the pillows are so festive, I’d love, love, love to win a book

  2. Ginger says:


  3. I love the bright reds and greens for Christmas decor. They just put me in the Christmas spirit.

  4. Katrina H says:

    I really love the cute red and white one up top. Been meaning to try some ruffling!

  5. Ramona says:

    All of these pillows are great. A great reminder that sometimes simple is best.

  6. toni-anne says:

    That sounds like a book to wet my creative whistle, thank-you I’d love to have the chance, I enjoy making pincushions and practical things…combining functionality with beauty appeals to me.

  7. Tabitha says:

    Great way to add to the decor!

  8. Beth says:

    Ruffles – yum! These might be a quick project to finish up the nursery!

  9. Blossom says:

    Beautiful pillows! I especially love the one with rickrack and dots – two of my favorite things!

  10. Maureen says:

    Great looking pillows. Inspirational

  11. Angela Spalsbury says:

    Love the sharp contrast of the bright colors!

  12. Sarah says:

    Love the ruffle pillow on top. I think this would be cute to make in a range of colours, not just for Christmas.

  13. Trish says:

    I’m not sure I need any more ideas (I have a lot of ideas) but thank you anyway!

  14. I’m making many of my holiday gifts this year. Would love to win the book but even if I don’t I’m enjoying the posts.

  15. MarciaW says:

    cute holiday pillows – like the red green and white traditional colors

  16. Liz says:

    I love the bright, traditional Christmas colors of these pillows!

  17. Sallie says:

    Love the pillows! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Sooo cute! I love the classic Christmas colors 🙂

  19. Kristin Pennington says:

    I have pillows on my lonnng list of things to make!!

  20. Taysha Riggs says:

    I’d love to win!!

  21. Rick Rack and ruffles!

  22. Cinnamon says:

    I love the ruffles and the quilted top!

  23. Jeannie D says:

    These are adorable! Getting out the “machine” today!

  24. Annie says:

    Festive! Love the ruffled pillow, it reminds of of ribbon candy…do they still make that?

  25. Debbie says:

    This has inspired me to make new Christmas pillows! Thanks!!

  26. Patricia says:

    I am hopping over to Sutton Grace, looking forward to reading more about Erin’s Christmas Pillows!

  27. Jane says:

    They are gorgeous and simple. I love them.

  28. Anne Marie says:

    Beautiful pillows – love the bright colors.

  29. Melanie T says:

    So fun! Thanks for the chance.

  30. Jess says:

    Such cute pillows! I especially love the ruffles.

  31. Christina says:

    So cute!!!

  32. Jennifer Barron says:

    Would love a fabulous book!

  33. Sonja says:

    Hehehe, These are so fun!

  34. Erika says:

    I love the green and white stripe. You could use that all year round. Going to check out your website now.

  35. Jess says:

    Super cute!!! I love pillows, I just never make any. 🙂

  36. Andrea says:

    I love the ruffles on the top one!

  37. Lori says:

    I love these! So cute!

  38. Linda says:

    Oh my! A book about little projects to gift would be wonderful. I’m always looking for new ideas of things to make for others. Thanks for this chance to win!

  39. love the ruffles!

  40. Mhairi says:

    Love the spots and ricrac one.
    Just lovely.

  41. So adorable! And inspiring!!!

  42. Lynne in NC says:

    Yes! it was the choice of fabric that caught my eye. I’m motivated to try fabrics outside the holiday selection to see what I can fit into my own decor. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  43. Those are really cute!!

  44. I love the candy cane ruffles! So fun!

  45. Kirsten N says:

    Lovely pillows!!

  46. Valerie Boudier says:

    Would love to win 100 pretty little projects – just my sort of thing to use up scraps

  47. The Handmade Sewing Project says:

    Oh so adorable! I love the red and white pillow with the ruffles (the top one)! Would love to see a tutorial though 🙂

  48. Celtic Thistle says:

    The pillows look lovely and seem simple enough to be whipped up at the last minute, which is when I will get round to them having looked at the length of my to-do list!

  49. I want to win a book

  50. Michele says:

    i’m totally in love with the green & white pillow with the contrasting thread. i’ve enjoyed the pretty little series books in the past, i was unaware of this one.

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