Materials for the Autumn Leaves Pillow Tutorial
1 sheet EACH of red, orange, and yellow felt or scraps of fleece in these colours
1 yard woven fabric; I used an off white twill
heat transfer vinyl OR freezer paper and fabric paint
18″ pillow form
Autumn Leaves Pillow Tutorial
Also, cut the following out of the woven fabric:
1 square 19″ x 19″
2 rectangles 19″ x 14″ each
Cut the lettering out of heat transfer vinyl OR use a craft knife to create a stencil out of freezer paper and paint the word on the large square (tutorial for that here).
Arrange the leaf shapes in an oval, centering it on the large square. Be sure to stay away from the very outside edge where your seam allowance is. Pin the leaves in place.
Stitch the leaves in place around the outside edge. Optional: stitch the leaf veins in the center. I found it easiest to use my darning/free motion foot, but you can use your regular stitching foot too.
This is what it looks like from the back side.
Complete stitching all the leaves in place.
On one long edge of each of the rectangles, press 1/4″ to the wrong side, then 1″, to create a hem.
With right sides facing, pin both rectangles to the square with the hemmed edges in the center.
Clip corners, finish off raw edges, and turn right side out.
Download the printable pattern piece by clicking on the image below.
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