Halloween Pillows with Piping Trim
Supplies for your Halloween Pillows:
- pillow forms (again, I’m using 14″x14″ pillows today)
- fabric (your amount will depend on the size of your pillow forms)
- piping trim (my mom would shake her finger at me, but I used premade piping from the notions section at the craft store)
- coordinating thread, scissors, pins (or clips, pictured above), and other sewing notions
- You’ll also need your sewing machine and iron at the ready.
- optional: heat transfer vinyl to create a design on your pillows (you can grab my boo or trick or treat designs in my post for 10 Free Fall SVG Cut Files here)
Sewing your Halloween Pillows
- You’ll begin by cutting your fabric into three sections: the front (whole square), and then two rectangles that will overlap on the back of your pillow to create the envelope closure.
- To cut your pieces, you can follow my handy envelope pillow size guide here. With this 14×14″ pillow, my pieces are 14″x14″ and two 14″x10″ pieces.
- On the two smaller pieces that will form the back closure, you’ll turn down the longer edges twice. I turn down 1/4″ and iron that, then another 1/4″ and iron that. Sew a basic stitch to hold that hem in place, using a backstitch at the beginning and end (you can see the two pieces with the sewn edges above)
Once your two smaller pieces have their hemmed edges in place, we can put the pillow together!
- Lay your large square piece on your surface with the right side up.
- You’ll loosely lay your two pieces for the back on top of that square (right sides touching the square’s right side), overlapping a bit in the middle (you can see below the pinned version of your “pillow sandwich”).
- Before pinning or clipping, add your piping trim, one side at a time. Have your piping face inward and the other side will butt up to the edge of your fabrics. You’ll pin all three pieces together, making sure they are all aligned. This is honestly the most tedious part of this project, but it’s worth it in the end. Where your two pieces overlap, you’ll have an extra layer to contend with. Just go slowly as you pin to make sure you catch all of the layers. Again, you can use clips instead of pins, if you prefer that method.
- You’ll line up your zipper foot between the edge of your piping and the edge of your fabric (as pictured above).
- Sew slowly and remove pins as you go. Use a tight basic stitch and sew the pillow together on all four sides, capturing the piping in the stitch, as well.
- On those sections where you’re sewing the overlap seams (over four layers instead of three), do an extra backstitch since those areas get tugged and pulled when the pillow cover is placed onto the pillow. I also start and stop the pillow sewing with a backstitch.
Hoping you all have a SPOOKTACULAR season.
Thank you bunches for having me over, Jodie and Jen!
Here are some more Halloween sewing projects you’ll love:
- Framed Fabric Pumpkin
- Halloween Trick or Treat Bags
- Flannel Halloween Face Pillows
- Halloween Banner Countdown