What's not to love about this deerhead pillow? There are so many things I adore about this project, where do I begin? Here are the top four. 1) The Anthropologie inspiration pillow costs $88.00, a bit steep for a holiday throw pillow, so you're saving about $78.00 by making it yourself.
Anthropologie's Blooming Deer inspiration pillow.
2) Sew Home Grown has generously provided the free downloadable deerhead pattern (drawn by a cooperative hubby) here 3) It's an applique design which is loads of stitching FUN and, 4) it's a terrific gift idea for your good pals.
According to Sew Home Grown, here's what you need to get started on your holiday pillows:
Deer silhouette pattern
one 15" square piece of fabric for pillow front
a contrasting 15" square piece of fabric for pillow back
a 15" square of multi-colored decorator weight fabric ( I suggest home decor fabric because it usually has more texture to it and mimics the needlepoint design in the Anthropologie pillow).
1/2 yard of Wonder Under (when they cut it for you, be sure to ask for the directions)
1 spool of sulky white thread (I used the sulky type because I think it makes it look a little more professional)
1 bag of polyfil or a 15" pillow form
See the rest of the tutorial right here. And for a no-kill deerhead on the wall project, check out ManMade's Video How-To: Make a Faux Deer Head Silhouette.