I’m kind of addicted to making new pillows. They are so easy to do and they can really change and update the look of a room! This Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillow is just perfect for adding a little touch of Fall to your sofa. It’s an envelope pillow too – so you can easily take it off your pillow form and change it out for something Christmassy in December. I’m all about easy changes to my decor.
The addition of polka dot fabric and pom poms are completely optional of course – but if you use them you have the bonus of showing off your new Pretty Polkadot Pom Pom Pumpkin Pillow. Crazy I know, but totally worth it.
This is super fast to sew up – I think an envelope back on a pillow actually makes it go together faster than if you don’t use one. You get to skip all that hand sewing. And the front is just a simple pieced applique. So let’s get started!
Materials to make your own Fall Pumpkin Pillow:
- Assorted fabrics for pumpkin – I used vintage but anything would be great!
- Background fabric for pumpkin – approximately 12″ x 12″
- Fabric for Pillow – 1/2 yard
Cut out one 16″ x 16″ piece and two 16″ x 12″ pieces
- Wonder Under or other fusible webbing
- Pom Pom trim – 2 yards
- 16″ x 16″ pillow form
- Pattern for Pumpkin Pieces
Begin by cutting out all your pumpkin segments, stem piece and leaf. Iron these to your fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing from the pieces and fuse just the pumpkin segments and stem to the piece background fabric. Cut out the pumpkin shape, leaving about 1/4″ around the segments and stem.
Iron the pumpkin onto another piece of fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing and iron the pumpkin onto your pillow front piece.
Sew around the pumpkin segments and stem, just inside the raw edges. This should be good enough to hold everything together, but if you’re planning on washing the pillow form a lot and you don’t want those raw edges fraying a little, you can zig zag around the pieces.
Fuse the leaf piece to a small piece of the backing fabric and trim around it, leaving a small border around it like you did the pumpkin. Add fusible webbing to the back of that piece, then fuse the leaf in place so it overlaps the pumpkin and stem just a bit. Sew around the leaf.
Sew your pom pom trim facing into the center, just about 1/2″ inside the edge, onto your pillow front piece.
Hem the top of one of the 12″ x 16″ pieces and the bottom of the other.
Overlap the pieces so that they make a 16″ square. The top piece should be the piece with the hem at the bottom, and then the bottom piece should extend 4″ below that, with the hemmed edge under the top piece. Lay the pillow front piece face down on these pieces, so right sides are together. Sew around all four sides with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Clip your corners off so the turn nicely. Turn right side out and press.
Pop your pillow form in and show off your new pillow!
And Guess What?? I have even more Fall ideas for you!
Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!!
So great right? I hope you have fun looking around!