How to make a stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
This is a super simple decorating project that you can throw together with a few Christmas fabric remnants or fat quarters. I love decorating for Christmas. I had these fabrics in my remnant stash and thought they would be perfect for candy cane throw pillows to dress up my sofa this Christmas. Trust me, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Add a little Christmas cheer to your home decorating this Christmas season with this simple project. These stuffed candy canes only require basic sewing skills and can be made by anyone with a sewing machine and/or a needle and thread.
I, as usual, used remnants for my project because I am slowly working through my remnant stash but if you do not have the fabrics you need, head over to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com to get exactly the right fabrics for your candy cane pillow project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Lets get started with this fun little project.
What you will Need:
- Two Contrasting Christmas remnants or about 1/2 yd each of the fabrics
- Polyester Fiber fill for stuffing
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Tape together three pieces of printer paper in an “L” shape or use craft paper. Turn the “L” upside down and draw a candy cane shape. My candy cane was 4″ wide at the bottom and 15″ tall. I free handed the rest of the pattern.
Step 2: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Cut two candy canes from your fabric. If you are cutting from fabric that is folded wrong side together as most fabrics are then you only need to cut out the pattern once and you will have both pieces that you need. If you are cutting the pieces separately make sure that you turn the pattern over when cutting the second piece or you pieces will not match.
Step 3: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
With right sides together, sew the pieces together using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving an opening for turning and stuffing on the side of the candy cane.
Step 4: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Turn the candy cane right sides out and stuff it with the fiber fill to the desired fullness. Either ship stitch the opening closed or close using ladder stitch. Your candy cane is now finished.
Step 5: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Now it is time to make the bow. Cut a two pieces of contrasting fabric that measure 3″ x 9″ or the size that will fit around your candy cane. With right sides together, sew around the pieces leaving an opening for turning. Turn the piece right side out and close the opening using either slip stitch or ladder stitch. It doesn’t matter if your stitches show here because they will be covered up in a later step.
Step 6: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Wrap the piece around the middle of your candy cane and sew the two ends together using slip stitch. Don’t worry about the stitches showing.
Step 7: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Cut two pieces measuring 3″ x 8″ and sew together in the same way that you sewed the first part of the bow. You will now have a rectangle of fabric that will act as the actual bow part. Attach this rectangle to the piece you placed around the candy cane using running stitch. Don’t worry about your stitches showing as they will be covered up.
Step 8: How to Make a Stuffed Fabric Candy Cane
Cut two pieces of fabric measuring 1″ x 3″ and sew them together in the same way as you did the previous two rectangles. This piece will serve as the knot of the bow. Wrap this piece around the center of the previous two rectangles so that it covers the running stitch you used to attach them. Sew the ends together using slip stitch. Don’t worry about the stitches showing. Rotate the stitched ends to the back side of the bow once the two ends have been sewn together and you nave completed the bow and the Candy cane.