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Witch’s Silhouette Halloween Pillow Pattern

Add a bit of spooky decor to your home this Halloween with this Witch’s Silhouette Halloween Pillow sewing tutorial. If you like this project, you may also like this sewing pattern for a simple Halloween Table Runner. 

Black and white witch Halloween pillow in front of window

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. The oval in this pillow is reverse appliqued, and the witch is raw edge appliqued.

If you prefer a printable copy of this Halloween pillow pattern, you can now purchase a PRINTABLE copy of this pattern bundled with 2 of our most popular Halloween sewing projects! Find out more information in the shop.

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. In our free tutorial, you can find out how to add a zipper to a sewn pillow.

Black and white witch Halloween pillow in front of window

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 the 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


Paper template of witches silhouette

Step One: Get the Free Printable Witch Silhouette:

Fill out this form, and we will email you a copy of the pattern.

Step Two: Trace the Image

Place the pattern piece upside down on a lightbox or bright window. Trace the reversed image onto the paper side of a piece of heat and bond lite.  Cut out loosely around the image.

Press the cut image to a piece of black fabric.  Cut out the witch silhouette carefully after it is fused to the fabric. Set aside.

cut out of applique shape with scissors

Step Three:

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.

oval circle on black fabric

Step Four:

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.

oval circle on black fabric

On your sewing machine, on the front of the pillow fabric piece, stitch around the edge of the cutout oval.

Step Five:

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.

spider button close up

Step Six: Finishing Details

Draw a line with your fabric-safe pen on the front of the pillow for your spider’s web.  Stitch over this line using the black embroidery floss and sew the spider button at the bottom.

oval circle on black fabric

Sew the front and back pieces with the right sides facing. Stitch with a 1/2″ 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.

"Witch's Silhouette" A Halloween Pillow Pattern from polkadotchair.com

More Halloween Craft Projects:

DIY Spooky Burlap Table Runner

Haunted Mansion Inspired Halloween Lanterns 

Witch’s Hat Halloween Quilt Pattern

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  2. Can’t download templates, witch and oval. Says link expired…….so disappointed. Was ready to hop in my car to go get materials to make 4 pillows

  3. I’m having the same issue as Ann. This is absolutely on my to make list, Thank you for all your inspirations.

    1. Thanks Tauni! Did you see you wrote 2914?!?! It made me giggle, it’s going take you that long to make a pillow ? *wink*

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  8. Your project has been plagiarized in an Amazon book. See “Seeing for Halloween: Amazing Sewing Projects….” By ( term used loosely) Jeremy Lockhart

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