Michelle James
Michelle James
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  • Emmetsburg, IA

Halloween Throw Pillows

11 Materials
$30
2 Days
Medium

My mom and I saw a Halloween throw pillow at Michael's and I knew I could make one for her. Then I thought I would create a second pillow so she could have a fun set to put out every year!
halloween throw pillows
To make the two pillow covers start with 2- 18" x 18" pieces of drop cloth fabric for the fronts and 4 - 18" x 12" pieces for the backs. This will create an "envelope" pillow cover that can be easily removed for washing.

Set the 4 pieces for the backs aside until later.

Using two different Halloween print fabrics cut out the pieces you will need for the pillow covers.

The first cover has the witches skirt, legs and shoes. I measured and cut out her legs 2" x 12", the shoes from black felt and cut a piece of fabric 36" x 6" for her skirt.
halloween throw pillows
I added some brads to the shoes for some detail but buttons would work too.
halloween throw pillows
I pressed and stitched the long sides of the skirt then added gathering stitches to one side to gather it up and make it look like a skirt.
halloween throw pillows
I did the same thing with the hat on the matching pillow. Cut out the hat parts and added a piece of felt for trim.
halloween throw pillows
Before I stitched all of these pieces down I stenciled some text onto them. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make vinyl stencils.
halloween throw pillows
halloween throw pillows
Acrylic paint with some textile medium mixed in makes a great washable fabric paint for a fraction of the cost.

I used a stencil brush and the paint mixture inside the stencils. It always turns out nice.
halloween throw pillows
When the paint is dry and heat set start stitching the witch parts onto the fronts. Pin them down and carefully stitch around each piece.
halloween throw pillows
halloween throw pillows
I added some fun trims to the skirt and the hat too.
halloween throw pillows
I was now ready to add the pillow backs be done. I didn't want the bottom of the skirt to be stitched into the sides of the pillow so I pinned it out of the way.
halloween throw pillows
With right sides together add the 2 back pieces so they over lap in the middle. Stitch around the entire pillow.
halloween throw pillows
Clip off the corners to reduce the bulk inside the pillow then turn right side out. Add an 18" x 18" pillow form and you are done!
halloween throw pillows
Cute right? I love the way they turned out. There are more detailed instructions included in the blog post.
halloween throw pillows
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  • Anna Ibarra
    on Oct 27, 2018

    Inspired so much on this Halloween pillows, that when Insaw them that day J made them. Of course I did cheat some. I got a witch hanging decor from dollar store from last year. Took it apart to look like Michelle’s Post. And didnmy own super quick and nothing fancy as I needed to do this before I forgot. ANd WaLa! 😂 instant pillow. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I wasn’t able to post it then.


  • Val
    on Nov 11, 2018

    Yours are gorgeous! I love this.

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