Learn how to make a soft DIY pumpkin pie pillow to celebrate fall and everything pumpkin flavored. It’s a fun decoration and so comfy to snuggle!
I’ve had an idea to make a pumpkin pie pillow to decorate in the Fall for years, and I have never made the effort to make it. I love the idea of cute throw pillows that celebrate the holiday, but are silly and fun. With kids around it’s always fun to inject a little bit of whimsy and novelty into our decorations.
The best part about this pillow is that it is so so soft because of the fabrics I used. It’s the best pillow for leaning against or laying on. After making it, the DIY pumpkin pie pillow became the immediate favorite pillow and I have caught my kids using it as a reading pillow over and over again.
I found the perfect colors to use for this pumpkin pie pillow. It really makes me think of a pumpkin pie! I didn’t get my proportions perfect so the pumpkin pie looks more like a cake. It’s pretty ridiculous because of the large size and the odd proportions, but I love it so much.
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DIY Pumpkin Pie PIllow
- 1 yard of orange fleece fabric* (I ended up using a plush velvet-like fleece)
- 1/2 yard of tan fleece fabric*
- 1/4 yard of white fleece fabric*
- Polyfil*(you always need more than you think)
- Hand needle and thread
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
I’m going to show you the measurements I used for this pillow and you can change it how you want to. All the seams are 1/2 inch.
Cut two orange squares 18 inches tall by 18 inches wide. Cut one orange triangle 15 inches tall by 18 inches wide.
Cut one tan square 18 inches tall by 18 inches wide. Cut one tan triangle 15 inches tall by 18 inches wide. Cut one long strip of tan fabric 3 inches tall by (up to) 36 inches wide.
Cut a half circle 16 inches wide and 9 inches tall from white fleece. Cut two strips of fabric 2 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Trim the top edge off of the strip of tan fabric in a wavy pie crust way.
Sew two rows of basting stitches along the bottom of the strip.
Pull the bobbin thread to gather the fabric. Gather the crust until it’s 18 inches long. Pin it to one edge of the tan square. Baste the ruffle in place.
Pin the orange triangle onto the ruffle with right sides together. Sew the three layers together.
Pin the tan triangle to the opposite edge of the tan square. Sew the two layers together.
With right sides together pin two edges of the orange squares together. Sew the seam.
With right sides together pin the two orange squares to the tan square and triangles. Place the colors, squares, and triangles in the places that make them look like a piece of pie.
Sew the whole long seam. Backstitch and the beginning and the end and leave a 6 inch hole for turning. Make sure you don’t sew the ruffle into one of the seams: keep the edges free of any seams.
Turn the pumpkin pie pillow right side out throught the hole. Poke out the corners.
Stuff the pillow with stuffing. The fuller you make it the more mishapen it’ll become, but it’ll also be a really comfy cushion.
Hand sew the hole closed with a ladder stitch.
Baste and gather down the center of each white strip of fabric.
Fold the white half circle in half lining up the straight edge with right sides together. Sew this seam. Turn the cone right side out.
Pin the white ruffle to the white fabric cone so that it wraps around and around until it gets to the point. Sew the ruffles onto the cone.
Tuck the raw edges of the cone under and place it on top of the pie pillow. Hand sew the white whipped cream cone onto the top of the pumpkin pie pillow.
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather