Fabric

Country Halloween Pillow

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 12"x12"

Materials

  • Natural cotton fabric, 13” square
  • Plaid/stripe homespun fabrics: assorted orange, gold, and brown scraps, nine; coordinating (pillow back), 13-1/4” square
  • Black perle cotton, #8
  • Off-white flat button, 1/2”
  • Black perle cotton, #12

Tools

  • Pillow form, 12” square
  • Embroidery needle
  • Optional: fiberfill stuffing

Pattern - Country Halloween Pillow

  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut each of the "Halloween" letters from a different homespun fabric.
  • 2. Use perle cotton to sew a small running stitch around letters close to edges, including eyes and mouth on jack-o- lantern.
  • 3. Use perle cotton to sew button to top of jack-o-lantern stem.
  • 4. Pin 13-1/4" square to back of appliquéd front square with right sides facing out. (Note: There should be 1/8" of backing fabric showing around edge of front.)
  • 5. Use perle cotton to sew a small running stitch around fabric squares 1/2" from edge of front side, leaving bottom edge opening. (Note: Knot thread ends on inside.)
  • 6. Place form into stitched pillow squares, stuffing inside corners if needed. Continue sewing running stitch across bottom, 1/2" from edge, to close pillow.
  • 7. Pull on thread edges around letters and pillow for a worn look.