[FREE PATTERN] Apple and Pumpkin Hand Stitched Pillows

Looking for a low cost way to add fall accents to your home this year? These easy, fun DIY hand stitched pillows will add a pop of fall colour to your home décor without breaking the bank. You can make a couple, or make several and add them to your living room or bedroom. Have fun with the fabrics or use solid colours. The apples can be created with red, pink, yellow, or even green, or any combination that works with your home decor. 


Pumpkin Hand Stitched Decorative Pillow



  • 1 pumpkin pattern printed
  • ¼ yard orange or orange-print cotton fabric
  • 1 piece of green felt
  • orange embroidery thread
  • green embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • 1 large handful of stuffing


Step 1: Print out the pumpkin pattern.

Step 2: Cut out the pumpkin and stem patterns.

Step 3: Fold the fabric in half, then fold it in half again, so you have two folds together. Place the pumpkin pattern so it is along the side with the two folds and cut out two pumpkins.

Step 4: Unfold the pumpkins and place the two wrong sides together so they match up. Pin the two pieces together.

Step 5: Stitch the two pieces together, and leave a couple-inch hole for stuffing.


Step 6: Stuff the pumpkin until it is full but not over-stuffed.


Step 7: Finish stitching the pumpkin together.

Step 8: Stitch a piece of embroidery thread through the top of the pumpkin just to the left of the center, run the thread down the front of the pumpkin, and attach it at the bottom. Repeat the process with a second piece of embroidery thread just to the right of the center.

Step 9: Cut the stem using the pattern from a piece of green felt.

Step 10: Use a small piece of green embroidery thread to stitch the stem to the top center of the pumpkin.

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