Y’all know that I’m a waste not kinda girl and have shared several scrap fabric DIY projects with you in the past. Well here is my latest and I hope you like it.
This may be the Easiest To Make Scrap Fabric Decorative Pillows for Fall, because it can be made in less than 30 minutes.
With the holidays just around the corner, this project would make great gifts for your family or friends. It’s a quick, inexpensive project and you can personalize the pillows for each person.
Ideas for Scrap Fabric Choices
This project only takes a small amount of scrap fabrics, however you may want to consider your source for this project.
- Fabric from previous projects
- Fabric from children or grandchildren clothing.
- Sports Uniforms
- Team spirit with school colors
- Vacation Memorabilia.
- Wedding or other special occasion fabrics
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- 12 x 20 Pillow Cover – I’ve used this 20×20 Pillow Cover also.
- Permanent Fabric Glue
- Brown Sharpie
- Card Stock or Plastic
- Fabric Scraps torn approx. 1/4 – 1/2 inch wide – small lengths
This is not my first project using scrap fabrics to make decorative pillows. You may remember my spring pillow, shown here. This same design can be used with fall colors so I wanted to give you this link to that tutorial if you like it better.
Variations on Decorative Pillows for Fall
My inspiration for this pillow came from the zinnias that are still standing in my flower garden. They are few and far between. In addition, they are turning brown and fading fast.
How to Make Decorative Pillows for Fall
First, you need to protect your pillow cover by placing a piece of card board or plastic inside the cover to keep the glue from adhering the two sides together.
Next draw your design on the pillow cover with a sharpie pen. I used a brown sharpie for this project since it is Decorative Pillows for Fall.
You can use green or black, depending on the look your want for your design.
You can also draw a template, as I did for the spring pillow above. See how I did that here.
For this fall pillow design, I just drew lines straight up from the bottom of the pillow cover and added circles to the tops. In addition, I added a few leaves to the stems.
The fabric strips are short pieces, in fall colors, torn from clothing and previous projects.
Apply glue to the circles and twist your fabric strips as you attach them to the glue.
For the leaves, I used a thick green fabric and cut angles off the strips and attached them flat to the pillow cover. I didn’t try to twist that fabric.
If you watch the video, you will understand my process.
Just be creative with your colors and designs. My favorite thing about this project is, the flowers don’t need to appear perfect. A little ragged and faded looks best.
Finished Pillow Cover
I used a piece of jute twine that accidentally got mixed in with my scraps and I couldn’t resist adding it. It was meant to be used on this pillow.
The permanent fabric glue makes the pillow sturdy enough to use on your sofa or bed.
The pillow design works perfectly with my fall colors and farmhouse style.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this DIY project. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!