Add a bit of spooky decor to your home this Halloween with this Witch’s Silhouette Halloween Pillow sewing tutorial. f you like this project you may also like this sewing pattern for a simple Halloween Table Runner.
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This month I’m very excited to be participating in the Sew Crazy Challenge with Amber over at Crazy Little Projects. For the challenge, I designed this simple Witches Silhouette Halloween pillow. I love decorating with black and white at Halloween and thought that this would be a fun addition to my Ghastly Halloween pillows from a couple of years ago.
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Tips for Creating Holiday Pillows
When I sew pillows to use to decorate my home for the holidays, I like to make them all the same size. That way I can purchase one set of pillow forms and easily swap out the pillows each season. My favorite sizes are 18″ x 18″ (the size of my Cat & Pumpkin Halloween pillows), and 12″ x 16″, which is the size of the pillow used in today’s tutorial.
This tutorial shows you how to sew a pillow back onto your pillow. However, I prefer to add a zippered back to a pillow instead. You can find out how to add a zipper to a sewn pillow in our free tutorial.
Okay, now are you ready to learn how to make the pillow?
Witch Halloween Pillows Sewing Pattern
- 12″ x 16″ pillow form
- 2 fat quarters – 1 for front and one for the back of the pillow
- 1 black fat quarter (for witch silhouette)
- 1 white fat quarter (for oval)
- Spider Button (I got mine at JOANN)
- Embroidery Floss
- Heat N Bond Lite
- Fusible Seam Tape
- Fabric Safe Marking Pen
Step One: Get the Free Printable Witch Silhouette:
Print the pattern for the witch silhouette and oval from the Templates page.
Step Two: Trace the Image
Turn the pattern piece upside down and place it on a lightbox or bright window. Trace the reversed image onto the paper side of a piece of heat n bond lite. Cut out loosely around the image.
Press the cut image to a piece of black fabric. After it is fused to the fabric, cut out the witch silhouette carefully. Set aside.
Cut your two fat quarters for the pillow front and back to 12″ x 16″.
Cut out the oval from the printable pattern piece.
Lining up the centers of the oval and the centers of the 12″ x16″ fabric for the front of the pillow, trace the oval onto the fabric. Use a fabric-safe pen. Cut out the oval from the center of the fabric.
Cut your white fabric larger than the hole left in the pillow front fabric.
Adhere the white fabric to the wrong side of the pillow front fabric using the fusible seam tape.
On your sewing machine, on the front of the pillow fabric piece, stitch around the edge of the cutout oval.
Remove the paper backing from the witch silhouette and position it as you want on the oval on the front of the pillow. Press in place.
Step Six: Finishing Details
Draw a line with your fabric safe pen on the front of the pillow for your spider’s web. Using the black embroidery floss stitch over this line and sew the spider button at the bottom.
Sew the pillow front and pillow back pieces together with right sides facing. Stitch with a ½″ seam allowance. Leave a 6″ hole in the bottom of the pillow to turn it right side out. Clip corners and turn right side out. Slip into pillow form. Whipstitch opening closed.