I have a cute and easy autumn-themed project tutorial to share with you this week. This heirloom-inspired Linen and Lace Pumpkin Pillow will make a gorgeous addition to your fall decor, and it’s absolutely perfect for using up lace scraps. Designed by Shannon Miller, the pillow appeared in issue #126 of Sew Beautiful. Follow the instructions below to start creating!
What You Need:
• Two pieces of 100% linen fabric for pillowcase, “latte” color, approx. 14-1/2″ square each
• 15 scrap strips of lace, approx. 10-1/2″ long
• 14″ pillow form
• Mettler Metrosene Plus thread (#002 white)
• Monofilament thread
• Basting glue or glue stick
• Blue water-soluble marking pen
• Mother-of-pearl buttons for embellishment
• Pumpkin appliqué template
How to Make It:
1. Using monofilament thread and a small zigzag stitch, butt edges of lace scraps together and sew together until all are attached, creating a piece of lace “fabric.”
2. Trace pumpkin template onto pieced lace with water-soluble pen; cut out pumpkin shape.
3. Center and glue-baste pumpkin shape onto one square of linen background fabric. Using a wider zigzag stitch and white Mettler Metrosene Plus thread, appliqué lace pumpkin shape onto linen fabric.
4. Rinse away basting glue and pen markings; press.
5. With right sides together, sew pillow front and back together with 1/4″ seams, leaving space along the bottom edge to insert pillow form.
6. Sew buttons onto pillow for embellishment. We used one 7/16″ button and two 1/2″ buttons on each corner.
7. Turn pillowcase right side out, insert pillow form and stitch closed using a blind-stitch.
Click here for a printer-fiendly PDF of this project! In addition to the Linen and Lace pillow, the PDF also includes a tutorial for a Batik Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow.
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