How to Make a Funky Patterned Halloween Pillow
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To make a 10″ square pillow you will need:
Three pieces of 12″ x 12″ felt in different colors
Two pieces of 12″ x 12″ felt in the same color – this will be the front and back of your pillow
1 – Cut out the felt squares
Cut 12 – 2″x2″ squares from three sheets of felt, each a different color. Once in squares, cut triangles diagonally across each square, creating 24 triangles. Leave the other two sheets of the felt uncut.
2 – Arrange triangles on base
It took me a minute (or ten) to wrap my head around how to repeat the pattern but eventually figured it out. To make sure you don’t have the same issue, I created a pattern cheat-sheet that you can download! Begin laying the triangles on the base, pinning as you go, following the pattern.
3 – Sew triangles to the base
Use a sewing machine to sew through the center of each square. Then, use a hot glue gun to secure any loose edges of the triangles.
4 – Create the pompoms
Create four pompoms by hand or using the large pompom maker, leaving the tails long enough to sew and tie off inside the pillowcase
5 – Sew the pillowcase
Position the patterned side of the pillow base to the other whole felt piece and sew a 1/2″ seam around the edge of three sides. Sew the first 2″ of each side of the 4th side, leaving a pocket to insert your pillow form.
6 – Attach Pompoms
Use the yarn needle to push the tails of each pompom through the four corners of the pillowcase and tie off in a knot on the inside.
7 – Insert Pillow form
Turn the pillowcase right side in and insert your pillow form. Stitch the opening with needle and thread.
Enjoy your Halloween pillow!
This was a fun little project that brings all of the fun and funkiness of Halloween to my home. I can’t wait to pull out the rest of my directions to finish off my Halloween decorating!