Learn how to make a beautiful embroidered Fall pillow from Dollar Tree towels. This is an easy an inexpensive craft that’s so perfect for your Autumn decor!
I realize it’s still August, however I wanted to get started on some Fall decor ideas so that when you’re ready to DIY & decorate for Autumn, I’ll have you covered!
This homemade pillow is SO easy to make. I started with some $1.25 plaid towels from Dollar Tree, added some simple embroidery, sewed them together and popped a pillow form inside. It’s so simple and inexpensive for a cute Fall decor accessory!
Watch my YouTube video below to get the full tutorial for this DIY Fall pillow (along with 3 more Dollar Tree DIYs for Fall), or follow the instructions below:
How to make a DIY embroidered Fall pillow from towels
- 2 Dollar Tree plaid kitchen towels
- paper, computer & printer to print embroidery design
- painter’s or scotch tape
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- sewing machine
- needle & thread
Click on the image above to download a high resolution version of this “grateful” design and print it onto an 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet of paper.
Scribble some pencil over the reverse side of the print, just over where the letters are.
Center the print right-side-up on one of the kitchen towels and tape it in place. Trace over the letters with a pen or firm pencil to transfer the letters onto the towel.
Trace over the transferred letters with a pencil if you’d like them to be darker.
Using embroidery floss and an embroidery needle, use a back stitch to embroider over the pattern you’ve traced. Here’s how to back stitch.
Pin the second kitchen towel to this first one, right sides together and matching all of the plaid stripes.
Sew the towels together around the perimeter, leaving a 12″ opening at the bottom of your pillow cover and a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Clip the corners of your pillow cover and then turn it right-side-out. Stuff a 10 x 20″ or a 12″ x 24″ pillow form inside your DIY pillow cover.
Use a blind stitch to close the opening of the pillow cover shut.
All done! You can wash your new Fall pillow by hand (or use the hand wash setting on your washing machine) and lay it flat to dry.
Now tell me: Have you ever made pillow covers before?