I have been getting geared up to bring you some Fall inspiration and today is the day we are getting started! I did this pillow cover yesterday hoping the whole time it would turn out to be cute…because if it didn’t, I had no idea what I would be sharing today. The fabrics are a little hodge-podge but the method worked and that’s all that matters. So let’s go…
What you need: pillow cover, fusible interfacing, pumpkin template, leaf/stem template, 3 coordinating fabrics, brown felt, green felt or fabric, scissors, iron, ironing board.
2. You need a very small amount of three different fabrics. I used scraps but if you don’t have any, fat quarters would work great. If you are purchasing fabric off the bolt, all you need is 1/8 yard of each. Prepare your pieces of fabric by ironing the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of each one. As shown in pictures 2, 3 and 4, trace the five sections of the pumpkin.
Iron a piece of fusible interfacing to the brown felt. Trace the stem and cut out. Using the same method, make your leaves. (You can use any green fabric you have or green felt. I didn’t have either so I used a brown check.)
3. Cut out each pumpkin piece. Remove the backing of the fusible interfacing from all of your pieces. At your ironing board, iron your pillow cover. Then place the pumpkin pieces on your pillow cover so they are touching. (See no. 1 below.) Be careful to center the middle piece. Tuck the stem behind the pumpkin pieces. Carefully iron everything into place. Place your leaves and press well. (No. 2 below.)
Now…I know my fabric choices may be a bit crazy. If you don’t want this look you could do just two print fabrics with a solid. I also think that using burlap would be very cute. I may try that and see what it looks like. Just use whatever fabrics you have on hand or ones you love. Either way you will end up with a fun, festive Fall accessory.
Here are some helpful links to sources and the templates: