Fall is coming and bring on the decor! Decking the halls and everything else for Halloween this year in punchy colors! Check out this DIY Witchy Boot Pillow I designed. (This post is sponsored by Fairfield World but all opinion and comments are my own.) This year is extra fun for me along with the grandlittles we now have our Birman kitten Rory to add to the Holidays! Here he takes his role of Scary Watch Cat very seriously.
In designing this pillow I used some of my very favorite products, The Premier pillow insert from Fairfield World. Comfy and keeps it's shape felt from Kunin Felt Brand, punchy pompom trims from Trims by the Yard. The grandlittle girls had outgrown the dollar store Halloween skirt so I cut it in half added ricrac for the witches skirt. Seriously what witch would not like a ruffled with ribbon and tulle!
You will need:
20" Pillow Form Fairfield World
20" Square Fabric for front of pillow
1 yard Kunin PremiumFelt: Black for back of pillow
3- 9" x 12" craft cuts of Kunin Classic or Prestofelt: (1 of each) Teal, Neon Green, Black
1 1/2 yards each Pom Pom trim: Teal, Lime Green
1 yard ricrac trim: Lime Green
1 yard assorted Ribbons
6-8 Buttons to co-ordinate
Fabri-tac by Beacon Adhesives
Scissors, sewing machine and matching thread. (Could be no-sew as well using the Fabri-tac.)
I used the Premier Pillow Insert from Fairfield World but for crafting projects, holiday or every day couch pillows they also have a 2 cushion value pack. I like the quality of the Premier. All of their products have been my favorites to use over the past fifteen years. The bonus of the envelope style pillow is just slipping off the cover and putting on a new one, economical both for cost and storage. Yes we are all about storage these days! Just remove cover, flat and ready to store!
STEP 1: Make the Pillow
The easiest style of pillow I like to make is the Envelope style. Here is a great tutorial and illustration by The Sewing Loft. I used a 20" pillow form so the finished pillow is 19" square. (It is recommended to make your pillow an 1" smaller than the form by Fairfield World.) The pillow is nice and plump!
STEP 2: Make the Boots
As this is a popular theme and of course Witches always wear boots you can find several different styles of boot patterns to use. I used this one from Lindseys PaperScraps but there are many others on Pinterest to choose from. This style reminded me of a pair my Grandmother had. She was the best Witch ever, always had time to show us a little magic!
Print pattern, cut and trace onto Prestofelt back or use chalk to trace on regular felt two boots. TIP: Prestofelt make sure to reverse pattern or she will have both boots facing same direction. Cut out 3" by 9" pieces of green and teal felt for stockings.
STEP 3: Making the Legs
Decide which felt you want for the main leg color and then cut 1/4" or so strips from the second color for stripes. Adhere stripes to stocking and place stockings and boots as shown on pillow. The stockings are extra long but with her flouncy skirt she needs long ones and of course the wind, you never know! Glue in place.
STEP 4: Adding the Pom Pom Trim
I find the easiest way to apply pom pom trim is using a quality fabric adhesive. Fabri-tac by Beacon is my go to. Glue in from edge of pillow front 1" along top and bottom of pillow. Repeat with second pom pom trim staggering them.
STEP 5: Adding the Skirt
I cut the skirt open down the back seam and then cut it in half. Fold under the raw edges. Place on pillow. Glue along top and side seams to pillow front.
Add finishing touches as you please. Personalize with buttons and ribbons or maybe a spider applique or whatever you like! Insert pillow form . You can also add a hook and loop closure at back.
Rory decided this was a cozy spot to be and still stayed in character as the Scary White not Black Watch Cat!
There were several out takes from this shoot.
Hope this post sponsored by my friends at Fairfield World gets you inspired to be thinking of Fall Decor and beyond. A pillow insert can take you through every holiday and season. More to come!
For you Holiday Truck lovers here is another pillow I created for Fairfield World! makingcelebratingblog//view/1199/fairfield_winter_holiday_pillow_party
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