Simple Snowman Fleece Tie Pillow!

December 2, 2007 by  
Filed under Christmas, Crafts, Fabric, featured, Holidays

Fleece Pillow

Looking for a holiday craft to do with your kids? This easy to make snowman pillow is a fun project that doubles as a festive holiday decoration. Plus it will be a great place to rest your head if you start to experience holiday fatigue.

Many of our readers likely have seen or made a fleece blanket with the frayed ends tied together. In this project, is going to use a similar process to make a pillow from fleece with a snowman print.

To build this project we used the following-

  • 2/3 yard of fleece
  • 1- 14 inch pillow
  • scissors
  • tape measure

To begin, we took the 2/3 yard piece of fleece (it should measure 24″ by 36″) and cut it into two 24″ squares. These two pieces of fleece will be used to cover a 14” square pillow purchased from a local fabric store. After the two 24” squares of fleece were cut, we snipped a five” square from each of the four corners of the fabric so that the center measured a 14” square (the same as the pillow). This is shown in the photo below.

Cut Corners

Then we cut each side into 3/4 ” wide strips as shown in the photo below.

Cut Strips

When the edges were cut, we faced the best side of each piece of fleece outward, placed them on top of each other, and begin tying the 3/4″ strips together with square knots. When three sides were tied, it was time to stuff in the pillow as shown below.

Stuff Pillow

After the pillow was inserted, we tied the final side. It was simple, fun, and it looks great.

Finished Pillow


4 Comments on "Simple Snowman Fleece Tie Pillow!"

  1. » Fleece Blankets Too! on Wed, 5th Dec 2007 6:19 am 

    […] previous posting was about making a fleece pillow with a snowman theme, this posting is just to display a fleece blanket that my sister made for my […]

  2. Leslie on Fri, 15th Jan 2010 7:00 pm 

    If I wanted to add buttons or embelishments to the pillow, would you suggest sewing them on before the pillow was inserted?


  3. build on Wed, 3rd Mar 2010 7:05 pm 

    Yes, I would recommend sewing before. That doesn’t mean you can’t add later.

  4. Allyson on Thu, 3rd Jun 2010 1:20 am 

    I have dogs and they help themselves with the couch pillows. 1 was wondering if there was a way to wash the pillow, or could you just throw the whole thing right in the wash? I wash my fleece blankets, would it hurt or mess with the pillow inside?

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