Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow

Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillow

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.

Applique Fall Pillow

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.

Pretty Fall Pumpkin

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.

pumpkin pieces

Iron the pumpkin onto another piece of fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing and iron the pumpkin onto your pillow front piece.

Ironing pumpkin to front of pillow

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.

Sewing Pumpkin Pieces down

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.

sewing leaf on pumpkin

Sew your pom pom trim facing into the center, just about 1/2″ inside the edge, onto your pillow front piece.

pom pom trim on pillow

Hem the top of one of the 12″ x 16″ pieces and the bottom of the other.

Pillow Back pieces

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.

Sewing Pillow Together

Pop your pillow form in and show off your new pillow!

Easy Sewn Pumpkin Pillow

Vintage Fabric Pumpkin Pillow

Fall Pumpkin Pillow

And Guess What?? I have even more Fall ideas for you!

I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration!
75 Fall Harvest Ideas

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!


  • Reply October 13, 2014


    I love it!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:

    • October 13, 2014


      Thanks so much Anne!! :)

  • Reply October 14, 2014


    Love this! Definitely making it!

  • Reply October 14, 2014


    I love it!!! The pumpkin is so cute and fun!!

  • Reply October 14, 2014


    This pillow is awesome Bev! I love it!!! :)

  • Adorable pattern, Bev! And I love the addition of the pom poms. I’m with you on the pillow covers. You can have too many!! :)

  • Reply October 20, 2014

    T'onna @ USS Crafty

    I love that pumpkin pillow!!! I pinned it!

  • Reply October 21, 2014


    Is the pattern for the actual pumpkin anywhere?

    • October 21, 2014


      Hi Sue – There isn’t a pattern for the pumpkin. If you lay out your segments on your background fabric and fuse them on, you just need to cut around them leaving about a 1/4″ border. That will give you your pumpkin shape. Then you can fuse that to your front pillow piece. Hope that helps! :)

  • Reply September 14, 2015


    Great Idea! It is adorable.

  • Reply September 14, 2015

    Audra @ Renewed Projects

    Such a pretty design!

  • Reply September 20, 2015

    Sarena @ Teal Inspiration

    This is adorable! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty!

  • Reply September 21, 2015

    Adreanna @ Glamp Laugh Love

    So Cute!! I really love it and will probably have to make my own… Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply September 22, 2015


    Are you taking orders, Bev? :) Love this! You are one talented lady. xo

  • Reply October 1, 2015

    Trish Mollica

    Bev, thanks for the inspiration. Love the colors, pumpkin and of course the Pom poms. Can’t wait to make one.

  • Found you on Seasoned Homemaker’s Friday Feature, great project!

  • Reply October 2, 2015


    So very cute! I’m definitely giving this a try!

  • Reply October 2, 2015


    Wow! I’m not a great sewist, but I think I can make this! The pompoms add so much pizzazz!

    Thanks so much for the pattern and the links.

  • Reply October 4, 2015

    Debi Weinert

    A lovely pillow to welcome Fall. I like the light colors. They are smiling to all saying Fall is coming.
    The 75 bloggers hook up sounds amazing, I must sign up – so much creativity and inspiration to come, thanks!

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