After making a baby quilt a few months ago using felt animal silhouettes as an easy applique technique, I decided to branch out and make a few other fun items as holiday gifts and I think they came out really nice.
First a little bit about how I made these: For the pillows I started with a basic envelope pillow case, if you have never made one before check out this tutorial.
For the potholders I used 9″x9″ squares of fabric back to back with a 9″ square piece of heat proof batting in the middle and made a handle out of scraps but you can use ribbon too.
Once I had the base pieces cut for both projects I used fabric chalk to draw out the silhouettes on different colored felt and cut them out. After they were cut out I centered them on the fabric and sewed along the edges – that simple and so cute!