I also admired a copycat version from 517 Creations. Didn’t she do a marvelous job?
My challenge was to make a version of these pillows using supplies I had on hand. I made covers for two pillows that I already had on my porch using drop cloth pieces and quilting fabrics from my stash.
These pillows were a bit time consuming to make, but I honestly enjoyed every minute of the creative process.
- Drop Cloth
- Fall colored fabrics for leaf and acorn pieces
- Coordinating Thread
- Heat ‘n Bond or Fusible Webbing
- Paper to make pattern pieces
1. To make the pillow, start by measuring your pillow form. Add one inch to the measurement for the front side dimensions. My form measured 19” x 19′” so I cut my front piece 20” x 20”.
2. I wanted an envelope style pillow, so for the back two pieces, I cut one at 10” x 20” and the other 15” x 20. I then ironed the edges under 1/2” and another 1/2” and then stitched the edges into place.
3. I then cut a 20” x 20” piece of craft paper to make a pattern for the leaves and acorn. I sketched the leaf and acorn shapes doing my best to copy my Wisteria inspiration photo. You can see that it took a couple of tries before I got the leaf shape like I wanted it. I then cut the pieces out.
9. Turn pillow cover right side out and press. Stuff pillow cover with pillow forms.
I’m happy to have something new for fall.
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