I love decorating the house at Christmas, it’s one of my favourite things to do. A tree in the corner of the living room just doesn’t cut it for me …. I want little touches of Christmas in every room!
Being able to make things for the home for Christmas gives me even more joy, and I know that I’m not alone. Those of us who love sewing and crafting, enjoy not only making things for ourselves, but as gifts for those that we love.
These Santa and Mrs Claus Christmas cushions are such a great project to get you ready for the festive season. Perfect to make and keep for yourself or make and gift to someone special!
Smaller patchwork and quilting projects like these are the perfect quick make for the more experienced. However, if you are less experienced or less confident, working on something smaller than a quilt allows you to try new skills without being completely overwhelmed!
As you can see, on these finished cushions I have done some straight line machine quilting and some free motion stitching (see Mrs Claus’ hair and Santa’s beard). The smaller size means that the project is easier to manoeuvre under your machine which is always a bonus!
The Santa and Mrs Claus FPP Cushions pattern is available in two different formats: pdf download and a paper pattern. Both patterns are available from the website, but there is very limited stock of the paper patterns.
Downloadable pdf Pattern – Santa and Mrs Claus FPP Cushions
The downloadable pattern is perfect for those of us that are looking to buy and get sewing straight away. Your purchase of the pdf download includes three files:
File 1 – pdf Santa and Mrs Claus FPP Cushion Instructions (11 pages)
- Detailed cutting instructions (exclusive to the pdf version)
- Blank diagrams for colouring in/planning fabric placement
- Advice on printing and assembling the downloadable pattern pieces
- Instructions and diagrams to help with joining sections
- Tips for:
- adding borders
- making and adding piping
- adding an envelope cushion back
File 2 – Tiled Pattern Pieces (6 pages)
- Pattern pages have been designed so that they can be printed out on A4 or US letter paper
- Digitally drawn pattern pieces with 1/4″ seam allowances
- Reversed to create a finished block as per the diagram/photos
- Clearly labelled and coloured to help with construction
File 3 – Large Format Pattern Pieces (1 page)
- A2 file for those that like to use a copy shop, rather than printing at home
- Same great features as the tiled pattern pages
Paper Pattern – Santa and Mrs Claus FPP Cushions
Please note that stock of the paper pattern is very limited! I am not sure when I will next be able to get more stock of the paper patterns.
Paper Pattern Features:
- 12 page full colour A4 booklet
- Full sized coloured pattern pieces (which will need transferring to FPP paper)
- Instructions for joining sections
- Tips for adding quilting, making and adding piping and adding an envelope cushion back
Share Your Makes
Seeing your versions of my patterns seriously makes me happy. I really love to see how my patterns come to life in your hands. Whenever a picture turns up in my inbox, or I see it on social media, my stomach does a little flip!
Where to buy
Both the paper and pdf download version of the Santa and Mrs Claus FPP pattern are available to buy from the shop section of the website. Please note that I only have very limited stock of the paper pattern and if it is showing as out of stock then it might be a few months until I am able to get hold of some more!
Want to see more?
Sewing Street invited me to come and demonstrate the Santa and Mrs Claus patterns in the studio, but due to ‘one thing and another’ I’m not travelling at the moment. I did however film a demo for Sewing Street from home. You can catch up with the demo on YouTube.
I take you through the pattern booklet and show you some of the key steps for making up the Mrs Claus block.
New to FPP and want to learn some skills?
Foundation Paper Piecing is one of my most favourite techniques, but it can look daunting at first glance. In order to help you learn the skill I have a range of resources to help you.
Essential Tools for FPP
I filmed a short video to take you through some of the tools that I think are great for Foundation Paper Piecing.
Spools of Thread
This is a great first FPP project, and is fully supported with a Sew-Along
If you have not done any FPP before, this is a great place to start!
Looking for other Christmas Patterns?
I have lots of downloadable pdf patterns available from the shop section of the website. Here are some of the Christmas patterns available:
Reindeer Applique Cushion :: FREE tutorial