Halloween Accent Pillow
Halloween is just around the corner, I was trying to think of inexpensive but cute project to start. Since we have a new bench in our foyer I thought it would be really nice to spruce up that area with an accent pillow for each of the holidays.
- Halloween fabric (I purchased 1 1/2 yards, I always like to have extra fabric)
- Pillow pattern (McCalls 9260)
- Sewing Machine
- Coordinating threads
- Sewing Chalk
- Pins & needles
- Pillow stuff or pre-stuffed pillow
I had a pillow pattern (McCalls 9260) So it was just a matter of picking which pillow pattern that I thought would go well with the fabric and the would look nice in the foyer.
The pattern instructions speak for themselves. I have followed a handful of patterns in my sewing days and this by far was the hardest pattern to follow. So if you are a beginner sewer I would recommend looking for an easy pattern.
First I started out by cutting out the pattern pieces that I would need. Then I pinned them to the fabric that I wanted to use and then used the pattern as a guide to cutting the fabric. Then I continued to follow the pattern and piece together the fabrics.
After the pillow was sewn together I used an iron to help with getting all the wrinkles out, this is the best time to use the iron (before you begin stuffing.) I did not sew the pillow completely, I had to leave room to stuff the pillow. A while back I bought these pillows (below) from Ikea, they were $1.99. They are perfect for little projects like this. You really cannot go wrong, they are stuffed and sewn well.
I am pretty happy with the finished product, I cannot wait to make more pillows for the upcoming holidays!