September 30, 2013

Quick-and-Easy Fall Leaf Pillow

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.

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

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…

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

…and then stitch all around the perimeter of the shape to affix it to the pillow front.

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

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…

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

 

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

…and the fact that it is such a breeze to put together can be our little secret. :)

You'll never believe how easy this fall leaf pillow at Positively Splendid is to make! So pretty!

Note: Because the dye in the leaf decoration might bleed in the wash, I recommend only spot cleaning for this pillow.

On the lookout for even more terrific fall ideas? Check out some of the ideas below!

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Have a great day, everyone!

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8 Responses to Quick-and-Easy Fall Leaf Pillow

  1. Richella @ Imparting Grace September 30, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    It’s great, Amy! It reminds me of the Autumn leaf pillows I’ve made over the past few years. I used dropcloth fabric so I could use them outside. Of course, yours look even better than mine because you stitched the leaf in place. I used Stitch Witchery on my first pair and then just used hot glue. I like the stitching!

    Hope you’re getting comfortably settled into your new home!

  2. Crystal October 1, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I love it!! How easy and pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  3. Laura Harbinson October 5, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Hi Amy, Just found your site! Absolutely amazing! I love it. Your energy and excitement about your work really comes through. I cant wait to read more. Thank you. xx

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