+ Rudolph the red nosed reindeer pillow tutorial

Once Christmas comes around, I get SO dang excited to craft. Even though I’m not much of a crafter. So, I’ve kicked it off this year by making a rudolph the red nosed reindeer pillow, or you could say I started off with my deer shirt tutorial a few weeks ago, but eh, you decide. Get ready though, there will be plenty more to come.
On a side note…have you checked out one little minute’s deer week…it is awesome! Head on over there and check out all the action!

front fabric, half yard or fat quarter
back fabric half yard or fat quarter
yarn or felt pom pom
stuffing (I used an old pillow)
1. Print image of deer onto transfer paper, cut out very close to the image.
2. Iron the image onto the front fabric.
3. Let cool down and peel off.
4. Pin the two fabrics together right sides together.
5. Sew and cut out close to the curves.
6. Stuff.
7. Hand stitch closed. Or you can use the sewing machine.
8. Make or buy a pom pom and sew to the  nose of the reindeer pillow.


  1. Fantastic!

  2. I’m totally making one of these. I love the vintagy vibe and I LOVE pompoms. Win win. Now I’ll add this to my reindeer roundup, too! you rock liz.

  3. this is fantastic.

  4. Oh, how I wish I had as much talent as you have in the tip of your pinkie finger! Are you for hire? I’ll do the babysitting! xo

  5. this is so awesome. LOVE it!

  6. OH!!! That is so awesome and adorable and I could imagine your little boy loves it:) You are so creative it amazes me!!
    Tessa Lynn

  7. Love it. Wonder how well that fabric transfer holds…

  8. So cute! The image is just perfect and I love the Pom Pom nose

  9. so cute nose! :) love it:)Irene Wibowo

  10. i need to make this! thanks. hey, does this sort of transfer process leave that little film around the cut out/fabric?

  11. @Lynn, I had this problem with an “edge” being left, so what I did was transfer the entire sheet onto the fabric and cut the fabric after (so that the edge of the transfer extended all across the surface of the pillow).

  12. You’re so cool! I don’t think I’ve read a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find someone with original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!