Invite the spirit of Halloween to have a seat on the couch! Halloween decorating couldn’t be easier with these (potentially) no-sew pillow covers perfect to plump up the cute factor of any couch corner. Grab a pair of pinking shears and a handful of bandanas then you are well on your way to a scary fast seasonal project.
- Bandanas – 2 per pillow
- Pillow form
- Heat-n-Bond iron on adhesive
- Iron & ironing board
- Pinking shears
- Straight pins
- Fabric glue (for no-sew)
- Needle & embroidery floss (if sewing)
- Sewing machine
If you don’t have access to pinking shears it’s not a problem. Straight scissors will do fine. Just be prepared for the fabric to fray more.
Find a shape online like our bat or ghost, or design your own applique.
Trace applique shape onto the paper side of the iron-on adhesive. Rough cut around the shape.
Iron the shape onto the felt following the manufacturer’s directions.
Cut shape out and iron to the front bandana.
Optional: machine stitch around applique edge.
Attach button “eyes” with embroidery floss or, for a no-sew option, use fabric glue.
Lay both bandanas flat with wrong sides together (right sides facing out). Don’t worry if they are not the same size just center the smaller one on the larger one. Pin them together.
Use the measurements of the pillow to determine how long your strips will be (the ones here are 3” long). Cut squares of that length from EACH corner.
Cut 1” wide strips along each side of the bandanas.
TIP: Create a cardstock template to use for more uniform strips.
Lay pillow form in between bandanas.
Start tying strips in square knots. Begin with the corners then the middle two strips of each side. Finish by tying the remaining strips in between.
BONUS: Turn pillows over for a whole different look. It’s like two pillows in one! Mix and match shape fronts with plain fronts for that eclectic feel.
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