I love Halloween, skulls and cute cats so I had to create this fun and simple throw pillow to display in my home for the season. Follow the tutorial and download the free file so you can make this skeleton project idea yourself!
Supplies needed to make this skeleton project idea:
- Canvas Fabric
- Pillow Insert
- Pom Pom Trim
- Sewing Machine
- Heat Transfer Material
- Die-Cutting Machine
- Cat Skeleton Template (for personal use only)
Step 1. To begin this skeleton project idea, measure and cut your fabric depending on the size of your pillow. Cut one long rectangle piece, with the width the size of your pillow + 1/2 inch, and the length calculated as such: 3/4 of pillow size + pillow size + 3/4 of pillow size. For example, my pillow was 16″, so the length was 12″ + 16″ + 12″.
Step 2. Hem the short ends of the fabric. Use your sewing machine, or use hem tape for a more convenient option.
Step 3. Fold the fabric over, making sure the folded seam is outside and that the total folded length is the size of your pillow.
Step 4. Optional. If you want a pom pom trim, sandwich it between your front and back layers, facing inwards as shown on the photo.
Step 5. Sew the sides carefully, making sure you go through all layers of fabric and pom pom.
Step 6. Turn the cover inside out, cut the any loose thread and poke the corners to get a cleaner edge.
Step 7. Size, cut and weed the design. I wanted a partial design as compared to a full pillow-sized design so I sized mine at around 12 in height.
Step 8. Press your design with an iron or a heat press, remove the carrier sheet, stuff your pillow in and you are done!
This easy and cute skeleton project idea is so fun that I want to make different ones for other areas of my house!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.