Bring the beauty of fall leaves indoors by sewing a vibrant fall leaf pillow. This is a project that will make a big statement in your home’s decor, but because it utilizes a ready-made, easy-to-find felt leaf cutout, it can be made in just a matter of minutes! Let me show you how it’s done.
For this project, you will need…
- Felt fall leaf decoration (I purchased mine at the dollar store)
- 18″ pillow insert
- (1) 18×18″ piece of white fabric
- (2) 12×18″ pieces of coordinating fabric (I used a yellow and white polkadot)
- Coordinating thread
Pin the felt leaf decoration to the 18″ white square piece…
…and then stitch all around the perimeter of the shape to affix it to the pillow front.
Apply a narrow hem to one of the long edges of each of the 12×18″ fabric pieces. (To do this, fold under the edge 1/4″; press. Fold under another 1/4″, press and stitch.)
Lay the pillow front face up on a work surface. Place one of the rectangle pieces face down on the pillow front piece, aligning the top corners of one of the back rectangle pieces with the top corners of the pillow front piece, so that the hemmed edge of the rectangle piece runs through the center of the pillow front piece. Align the remaining rectangle piece in the same manner along the bottom edge of the pillow front piece. Pin. Using a 1/2″ seam allowance, stitch around the perimeter of the pillow, sewing through all layers. Clip the corners, turn the cover right-side out, and slip the pillow form inside. You are finished!
For more detailed instructions and a helpful diagram for how to assemble this type of envelope-back pillow, be sure to check out my Envelope-Back Pillow How-To Guide.
In no time at all, you’ve crafted a gorgeous fall pillow to display throughout the fall season…
…and the fact that it is such a breeze to put together can be our little secret.
Note: Because the dye in the leaf decoration might bleed in the wash, I recommend only spot cleaning for this pillow.
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