I always seem to be a little short on Fall decor, so this year I'm trying to remedy that. I'm not really a great seamstress, but I know that if I can make a slip cover for a huge L shaped couch out of a drop cloth, I can make a Fall pillow out of the scraps.
It was super easy. I went through some felt pieces I already had and cut out a hand drawn pattern out of copy paper. Then I cut the pattern into 3 pieces.
I simply pinned the patterns and traced with a ball point pen.
I selected one large square of drop cloth fabric, that way I only had to sew up 3 sides. (lazy huh?) I pinned the cut out felt pieces where I wanted them.
I used a fabric pen for the saying.
Set my machine to a nice zig zag stitch.....
and first I sewed along the perimeter of the "candy corn".
Then I sewed across to tack down the other edges. I finished by turning the pillow inside out and stitching the 3 edges of the pillow closed leaving a little hole opened at the bottom.
I turned it right side out, stuffed it with plastic grocery sacks (remember to reuse) And I safety pinned it closed. (lazy again)
It's actually comfortable with the plastic sacks in it, huh.... who would have thought? Although crinkly sounding. This is mostly for decoration purposes, because you can't wash the felt. But it was free to make from the scraps I already had on hand, love that!
Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room
Show And Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Designs