Decorative Pillows for Halloween

Pillows are an easy craft to make for any holiday, and Halloween is no exception. You can make bats, spiders, ghosts, pumpkins, black cats, whatever design you want. Your imagination is your only limit. This is a great craft to teach older children how to sew a simple design and introduce them to sewing.

Your most obvious supply will be the cotton fill that goes in the pillow itself. The color fabric you want depends on your design. You can make it as simple as you want or have as many colors as you want and even make the pillow into whatever shape you need.

For the most creative pillows, you will want to be someone who knows how to sew. You can buy pillow kits that even teach you how to sew if you are new to the craft. Easy pillows have two pieces of cloth sewn together, one for the front and one for the back.

The first thing you want to do is plan your design and how big the pillow will be. A simple pumpkin pillow can be a square shape with black pieces sewn into the fabric for the face and then filled in with cotton. Sew around all the edges except for one half of one edge so you can add the fill.

You can get more complicated with a spider pillow that has eight legs sticking out from it. You’ll want to make the legs separately and sew them into the pillow as you sew it together. Details of the spider’s head can be sewn directly into the fabric with white or yellow thread for eyes or make larger eyes and sew the fabric into the pillow.

Legs for the spider can match the pillow fabric or be different colors and textures. You can make the legs one long leg or sew joints into them making it look like the legs are bent and walking. Fill the legs after you sew them by leaving one end open. If you make joints for the legs, fill one part before you sew it to the second part of the leg.

Ghost and cat pillows can be an odd shape and don’t have to be square or ovular. These will be more complicated to make, but are easy if you make both sides of the pillow the exact same shape to sew them together. Just make sure to leave a big enough hole to stuff the cotton fill into and you’re done. Pillows can be done in minutes or just a couple of hours and have little to no mess, so if you want an easy Halloween craft, sewing a pillow is a great activity for you and your children.

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