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
- HeatnBond 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!
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!
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!
I love it!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:
Thanks so much Anne!! :)
Love this! Definitely making it!
I love it!!! The pumpkin is so cute and fun!!
[email protected] says
This pillow is awesome Bev! I love it!!! :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
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!! :)
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
I love that pumpkin pillow!!! I pinned it!
Is the pattern for the actual pumpkin anywhere?
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! :)
Great Idea! It is adorable.
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
Such a pretty design!
Sarena @ Teal Inspiration says
This is adorable! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty!
Adreanna @ Glamp Laugh Love says
So Cute!! I really love it and will probably have to make my own… Thanks for sharing!
Are you taking orders, Bev? :) Love this! You are one talented lady. xo
Trish Mollica says
Bev, thanks for the inspiration. Love the colors, pumpkin and of course the Pom poms. Can’t wait to make one.
Carole @ From My Carolina Home says
Found you on Seasoned Homemaker’s Friday Feature, great project!
So very cute! I’m definitely giving this a try!
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.
Debi Weinert says
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!
Oh my goodness, what a beautiful pillow. I love the yellow pom poms. I would love it if you shared this at a linky party I am hosting. I hope to see you there. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/08/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-111.html
I love this scrappy idea. I can see other seasonal figures done this way. Thanks for the brainstorm.
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
This pillow is adorable. What a great way to use up fabric scraps. I love that you used vintage fabric too. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week
Charlene Asay says
This is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party!
Beautiful pillow thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for linkin at Inspiration Galore Project Pty, hope to see you next week. Share to my facebook page fabifabu.com
Janet Vinyard says
Hi Bev, Great pillow design and tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Now I know what to do with the fat squares I have in fall colors! Love the polka dot background! Blessings, Janet
Cute, cute and cute. I love this idea. And agree about a quick way to updated your house. Pinning.
Lisa Silfwerbrand says
This us the cutest fall pillow! I love the mix of colours and polka dots… not to mention the little yellow pom poms. You have nailed it out of the park again Bev! I just love checking out what you’ve been up to each week :) Thanks for linking it up to our Inspiration Galore Project Party. Have a lovely week. Lisa
Your beautiful fall pillow is my feature for this week features at Inspiration Galore Project Pty. Thank you for sharing, looking forward to see next week. Happy Holiday!
[email protected] says
Your pumpkin pillow is precious! I am going to have to try to make one.
Barbara Warner says
Your pumpkin pillow is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it. The patterns go together wonderfully and I especially love the polka dot background and the stem. You’ve outdone yourself – and then topped it off with the adorable pom pom binding! Stunning!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Lovely fall pillow. Thanks for the great tutorial on how to make one.
Rebecca Payne says
So cute. I love this pillow.
So cute! It’s on my craft project list – can’t wait to make it.
Nancy F Lambert says
So cute, I will make this.
Carmen Montmarquet says
Thanks you for such a cute pillow pattern!