This is part two of my Spooky Spaces tutorial! In case you missed the first part, where I showed how to sew fabric applique pillows (shown in the photo below), be sure to check it out right here! As I mentioned before, I have been invited by Jo-Ann’s to participate in their Celebrate the Season campaign and for Halloween I was given the theme Spooky Spaces, so I chose to create this set of pillows that you could use on your couch, bed, etc to spookify any space!
♥ 16 inch pillow form
♥ 1/2 yard of fabric for each pillow
♥ White Yarn – I’m using Lion Brand Homespun
♥ Fabric Glue – I’m using this Aleene’s Fabric Fusion pen
♥ Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
♥ Designs of your choice – if you need ideas, try Googling “Halloween silhouette”
Step 1: Cut a piece of fabric that is 17 inches tall x 38 inches wide.
Step 2: Find the center 16 inches of the piece and make marks with chalk (this will help you place your designs later). The easiest way to find the center is to fold it in half and then make a line 8 inches from the fold on each side.
Step 3: On the (17 inch) ends of the fabric, fold the edge over 1/2″ and press with an iron. Fold over another 1/2″ and pin in place. Do this on both (17 inch) ends of the fabric. Sew along those edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Step 4: Use chalk to transfer your design onto the fabric. You can draw freehand or print a shape, cut it out and then trace around it. I traced the ghost like this but had to draw the spiderweb freehand.
Step 5: Trace over your design with glue and carefully press your yarn into it. I did this little by little, putting glue on a few inches at a time, to avoid getting glue all over by accidentally dragging the yarn through it. When you’re at the beginning and end of your design, be sure to put a little glue on the ends of the yarn so it doesn’t fray.
Wait for the glue to dry fully before moving onto the last steps.
Step 6: Fold the fabric (right sides together) along those chalk lines. You should get a 4 inch overlap in the center.
Step 7: Pin along the edges a sew using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Flip it right side out and put your pillow form in!
If you still have any chalk marks on your pillow, you can use a wet towel to wipe it off.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. These supplies were provided to me free of charge by Jo-Ann’s, however, I designed the project myself and all opinions here are my own.
If you’re interested in seeing what other bloggers participating in Jo-Ann’s Celebrate the Season campaign have created, search for #spookyspaces on Pinterest or Instagram. And if you want even more inspiration, be sure to check out Jo-Ann’s Creativity Made Simple website, which is filled with project ideas!