DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern

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Learn how to make a DIY witch hat pillow with a free sewing pattern. It’s a quirky witch hat with a lace band, and it’s a great Halloween sewing project!

There’s so many classic things about Halloween that I bring out every October. Pumpkins, black cats, skeletons, bats, and witch hats. I love having these all throughout my home.

Decorate your home with a cute witch hat pillow. It’s a great and silly shape, and you can add ribbon or lace for a brim detail. Get the free sewing pattern to make your own!

diy witch hat pillow

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern

What fabric should I use for a witch hat Pillow?

The best fabric to use for a witch hat pillow is a quilting cotton. It’s easy to find in all sorts of colors and prints, and it’s stable so it’s easy to sew. Since this is a pillow, hopefully it won’t get really dirty, but quilting cotton can be spot cleaned or thrown in the wash. Just check your stuffing after washing!

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DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern

DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern


  • Free witch hat pillow sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post
  • 1 yard of black cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yard of ribbon or lace in black, purple, orange, or green
  • Polyfil
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and tutorial for just $5. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

DIY Witch Hat Pillow supplies

Cut out two pattern pieces.

cut out two hat pieces

Pin the ribbon or lace across the middle of the witch hat right above the brim.

pin lace across the middle of the front

Sew along both sides of the ribbon 1/8 inch from the edge. Trim any excess off.

sew the lace onto the front

Place the hat pieces right sides together and pin. Sew around the edge and leave a 6 inch hole. Backstitch when you start and stop.

pin and sew hat pieces right sides together

Clip all the inner curves and points. Notch all the outer curves and points.

clip and notch the seam allowance

Turn the witch hat right side out. Push out all the curves and points.

turn right side out and poke out curves

Stuff the witch hat with polyfil. Use tiny pieces in the tiny spaces and larger pieces in the larger spaces.

stuff hat with polyfil

Sew the hole closed with a hand needle and thread.

hand sew closed

The DIY witch hat pillow is finished!

DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern

Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!

DIY Witch Hat Pillow with Free Pattern

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!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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