Since I realized I could make pillow covers instead of a bunch of pillows, I am on a kick of having seasonal and assorted throw pillows on our bed.
I realized I wasn’t getting inspired for a Christmas themed pillow and got the idea to do something sparkly for New Years and set off to browse the limited formal/wedding fabrics section. I found something very cool! Then I went to the super discount section and found this reversible sequin snowflake fabric for 70% off!
The scale was way too big for the 12"x16" pillow form I had intended to use, but “luckily” I have a small stash of feather pillow forms which included these 19"x21" forms! I also knew (by which I mean “hoped”) I would have something to use for backing, trimming, and fastening in my stash. Luckily (again), I did! A probably-polyester taffeta-esque plaid given by a non-sewing friend who’d been given it years ago, a probably-polyester mid-weight white woven left over from a quickie costume (not shown), and a couple white zippers given to me by AIMR (also not shown).
As I was in the process of picking out the cursed sequins along the stitch lines, a holiday gift from a friend arrived by mail and I was instructed to open it early so I could use it this year…
I worked out great! I will probably be keeping this snowflake pillows up through January since they aren’t specifically holiday-themed, more general winter-themed.