Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

This is my favorite thing to do with my little scraps, and since its Scrap Buster month over at Sew, Mama, Sew, I made a quick tutorial so you can make your own. This pillow cover is 16″ square with an envelope back & the design possibilities are endless! I added some pillows I’ve previously made with this same method at the end of this post. Happy Sewing!
You’ll Need:

1. Scraps, enough for the tree trunk and the leaves. Cutting your scraps into rectangles will make it easier to adhere them to the appliqué material.

2. Appliqué material: I use Heat’ n Bond. You’ll need about 1/2 yard or more depending on how many leaves you want to make.
3. Material for the pillow front, cut to 17″ x 17″ square. I used lightweight canvas and prefer home weight material, but you could use anything.
4. Material for the back. Cut 1 rectangle 17″x 14″ and cut 1 rectangle 17″x 10″.
Iron your fabric scraps onto your appliqué material according to the directions on the appliqué material. (press & hold the iron over each scrap for a few seconds, I use a very hot iron and find the appliqué material sticks better)
Now with scissors cut out your trunk and leaf shapes. For the trunk I first draw the shape of the trunk on the back of the appliqué material so I get a nice shape, but for the leaves I just free cut as I go. And for reference the trunk on mine is 8″ tall, and my leaves are all about 2.5″ long and are 1.5″ or so wide.
When you get all your leaves cut out, tear the backing appliqué paper off the leaves and trunk. I prefer to do this while plopped down in front of the TV cause it takes awhile. :) Or better yet enlist some help.
Then you can arrange them how you want on your pillow front. Don’t place any within an 1.5″ of the edges to leave room for sewing.
Once your design is how you like it, press with an iron over each spot for a few seconds making sure not to bump anything out of place. This will keep everything in place while you sew them on.
Now you can sew either along the inside edges of your leaves, or you can do a zig zag stitch or blanket stitch around the edges if you prefer. I move my foot from leaf to leaf without cutting my strings so it goes faster, then go back and cut my strings at the end.
To prepare your pillow back, fold one of the short edges of each pillow backing piece in 1/2″ and press, then again 1/2″ and press and sew to hide any raw edges. These will be the edges of the envelope back.
Lay the backing pieces right sides down onto the pillow front over lapping the centers. I placed the smaller backing piece ( 10″ x 17″) down first on the pillow front, but I actually prefer to lay the larger pieces down first since it makes the cover easier to slip on. Either way, make sure your right sides are facing towards the right sides of your pillow front and your outer edges match.
Pin around the edges well. Sew with a 1/4″ inseam around the edges, backstitch over the envelope openings for extra strength. After the initial sewing I go around the edges with a serger, pinking shears or a quick zig zag stitch. Its especially important if you are using home weight fabric which tends to fray easily. Then clip your extra corner fabric off so the corners will turn nicely.
Then turn it inside out and stuff a 16″ pillow form in it.
Here are some pillow covers I previously made if you want more ideas and to see how it looks with the zig zag stitch around the pieces.

207 Responses to Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

  1. Hope October 22, 2009 at 2:44 am #

    gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial :)

  2. Donna October 22, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    I absolutely LOVE your idea! This is going straight to the top of my to-do list! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  3. Jamie October 22, 2009 at 2:51 am #

    That is super cute! Guess what's added to my "to do" list?! Thanks for the tutorial and great examples.

  4. Natalia October 22, 2009 at 2:52 am #

    VERY cute! That's such a great idea!

  5. Lisa October 22, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Lovely idea, thanks for sharing

  6. connie October 22, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    I love this idea. I will have to do some of these. I too just love scraps!!!

  7. jodi @ Pleasant Home October 22, 2009 at 4:37 am #

    Very Very Cute !!!!

  8. bruinbr October 22, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    I LOVE this! I adore your pillows and always wondered how you did it! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Julie @ Joy's Hope October 22, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    I love it!!! It even makes me like fall, which is my least fave season. Happy scraps too. Thanks for the great tute!

  10. allsewnup October 22, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    This is so awesome, I've got a ton of scraps and some tired looking pilow covers.


  11. Andi October 22, 2009 at 7:15 am #


  12. Lorraine October 22, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    Fantastic … thanks

  13. CJ October 22, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    Ohhh, this is so cool! I love your pillows and thank you so much for the tutorial! I think I might make one of these to match my daughter's quilt (from the Red Barn Quilt Along this summer)!
    Can you tell me roughly how BIG your tree and leaves are?? I have no clue where to start on size.

  14. Lucy Locket-Pocket October 22, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    What a gorgeous idea! Thank you! Lucy x

  15. Goddess in Progress October 22, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    LOVE! Thank you so much for the tutorial. This may just get me over my irrational fear of applique and give it a try! :-)

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

  16. Kathy October 22, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I'm the proud owner of the first of the "previously made" pillows and I get all sorts of compliments on it whenever anyone comes over! Thanks again!

  17. andrea creates October 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh this pillow is great- I have basket loads of scraps too-and I need new pillows-perfect :)

  18. Beth October 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    Fantastic tutorial. I love the tree image too! I've used it on handmade photo albums for my kids, but on a pillow? That would be divine.

  19. randi---i have to say October 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Too cute! Thanks for the how-to!

  20. Sandy Workman October 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Love love love it! I am going to link from my store blog, my customers will love this and will love your blog!


  21. Ashley October 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    What a cute idea. I love it!

  22. RosaMaría October 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    great job!!! you have fantasdtic scrapps!!!

  23. Amanda October 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. I have no pillows in my living room yet, and this is something I can do with limited time. (little boy two years old tomorrow and a 7 month old momma's girl)

  24. Leslie October 22, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    these are so beautiful!! what a great idea…thanks for sharing.

  25. Phyllis October 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Thank you SO much for the tutorial!

  26. Jingle October 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    These are gorgeous! What great ideas!

  27. Kari @ Ucreate October 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    These pillows are so FABULOUS!! I'll be featuring today!

  28. tina cockburn October 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    What a cute idea! I might just make one of these this weekend!

  29. Michele October 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    So stinkin' cute! There goes laundry today! Thanks!

  30. L October 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    Very cute! What a great Christmas gift this would make. I would love to see a tutorial or even just a link on that adorable strip table runner you posted a few months ago. I looked all over the internet and could not find it any where. Just an idea!

  31. Melanie October 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Thanks, I've been admiring these pillows of yours for a while, I am excited to do one of my own!

  32. Katie October 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    These pillows are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Shannon October 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    Um, Amazing! Love it, and it doesn't look too terribly difficult. Great job!

  34. *ayliz* October 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    çok güzel ama kumaş kenarları yıkandıkça iplik çıkarmazmı ama süper fikirmiş aynı işlemi yastıklarımızada kullanabiliriz ama iplik çıkartır mı diye düşünmüyor değilim

  35. Karen October 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    FANTASTIC pillows and tutorial!!! I'm always so inspired when I read your blog!

    Can't wait to try this out!

  36. erin October 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    LOOVE that!!!! thank you for this tutorial!!

  37. Alicia October 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    So! Stinkin'! Cute! I LOVE this pillow!

  38. Tegan and Tage October 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Gorgeous! I would love to try that!!! (Found you from U Create… great blog. :)

  39. SG October 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Great tutorial! Thanks! The pillows are gorgeous!

  40. Sue October 22, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    These are so cute I can't even stand it! Great idea!

  41. Blue Is Bleu October 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    So gorgeous!!! Love your pillows :)

  42. Heather October 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    The pillows are awesome! I’m thinking Christmas gifts, and new pillows for my bed… oh dear. Thanks for the tutorial!

  43. Vals Quilting October 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks so much! I love fall and I love trees pluming with leaves so refreshing to look at – your white background is perfect!

  44. Libby October 22, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Impressive! You're bursting with great ideas. Now, it's official – I'm torn between my crafts! :-)

  45. Simply Sandy October 22, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I'll have to give it a try. By the way, I love your blog!

  46. Twiddle Thumbs October 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    WOW! This is awesome!!!

  47. GloJoeSews October 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    What…omg it's just too cute! And u make it look so very simple. I love it!

  48. Tiffany October 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    Great scrap buster!

  49. Jennifer October 23, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    Wow, this is great! I totally want to make one of these! I'm imagining all sorts of other designs as well…how cool! Thanks.

  50. October 23, 2009 at 2:11 am #

    Whoa… I'm blown away by the amount of beautiful handmade creations and tutorials there are here. WOW! I just clicked over from Sew, Mama, Sew! and I'm so glad I did. This pillow is wonderful, it's totally going on my gotta-make-it-list. And I would LOVE to link to some of your tutorials on my blog if you didn't mind. They're fantastic!

  51. mjb October 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    I love seeing how you do all the fabrics on the fusible at once. Saves so much time!

  52. Lizzy October 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    Love this! I featured you on my blog, Will you be offering these for sale ?

  53. Simone de Klerk October 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Thank you for the great tutorial!!!

  54. sallgood October 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    So cute! And I LOVE scrappy for so many reasons- this is a great use of even the smallest bits!

  55. KQuiltyBee October 23, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    This is a great technique for fusing those scraps. Thank you!

  56. Ariane October 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    I love this tutorial. It's so great. I have a bunch of new ideas in my head already. Thanks for sharing this with us. I can't wait to get a bit of time to start on my scrappy project.

  57. lynnie October 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    what a great idea! I've got some orange scraps that would love to be leaves on a pillow. Thanks for this!

  58. nan ran October 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us. I went and purchased some wonder under to try this out.

  59. Robin October 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    I LOVE these! I want to make a set in fall colors and one in spring colors to switch out!

  60. Aimee October 24, 2009 at 12:59 am #

    Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  61. Jaime October 24, 2009 at 2:42 am #

    So fabulous!!!!

  62. Bethany October 24, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    Thank you for the fantastic idea! Just beautiful. We are doing a "homemade Christmas" this year and this is a perfect project.

  63. Marcia October 24, 2009 at 3:48 am #

    Love it! What a great idea. I really like pillows too. Yours is a simply elegant idea. Thanks for sharing.

  64. Billie October 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    This is just too cute!! Another good use for scraps!

  65. amandajean October 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    those are really really cute pillows!!! hurray for using up scraps!

  66. Ashley October 25, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    Thanks for sharing…this is such a cute idea and seems easy enough for a novice seamstress like myself! Can't wait to try it

  67. Mary October 25, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    I just went out and bought some applique material. You've inspired me to try it out!

  68. Lia October 26, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    that's a brilliant idea! Would be a great present for someone :)

  69. Franzi October 26, 2009 at 6:21 am #

    coming from this page Hyggelig I'd like to thank you for the tutorial. I have so many scraps left, I will definitely do something like this. So cool.

  70. Bec October 26, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    I LOVE this!!!! So cute!

  71. renae October 26, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Oh wow! I'm adding this to my list of cushion projects I currently have on the go!

  72. Laura October 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    gracious sakes alive. in. love.

  73. Gigi October 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    wow! this is fabulous!! thank you!

  74. sewing_passion October 26, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    So pretty. I love your choices of scraps for this project.

  75. katevet October 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm #


  76. Jody October 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    beautiful idea!

  77. Alex October 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Adorable. I'm going to run right home and make this.

  78. von Hand zu Hand October 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    really fantastic.
    i love it.

    thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    i set a link. i hope y'll agree.

    thank you, doro.

  79. Petrina McDonald October 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    very cool! thanks for sharing :)

  80. jen October 27, 2009 at 2:34 am #

    i love your pillows! i've been wanting to do something similar but wasn't sure how to go about it. thanks for the tutorial!

  81. forever folding laundry October 27, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    LOVE them. They are just like the pillows Anthro was carrying awhile back. Great tutorial – thank you!!

  82. Tasha Horsley October 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    oh i love this idea! i really hope to use it someday!!!

  83. brzeski October 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    These are really beautiful. Such a great idea – thanks for sharing it along with the extra design suggestions. I'm headed over to vote for you in the Scrap Buster poll! :)

  84. Quilted Cupcake October 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    I couldn't wait to try this technique – I made mine into a wall hanging. I'll post pics on my Flickr, and mention on my podcast. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  85. free indeed October 29, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    wonderful way to update a throw pillow for any room!

  86. two of a feather October 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    love these pillows! bought some "scraps" today and trying it! thanks cluck cluck!

  87. Zarinaia October 31, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    Thanks for sharing this great tut!
    I've linked your project on my blog..


    Eleonora, an Italian girl in Sweden

  88. Sonja October 31, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    Really lovely idea! I need some new pillows. Thank you for sharing!

  89. Nanm November 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    My son keeps asking what thanksgiving decorations we have. I am going to make a pillow and tell him this is what we have!

  90. Abbie November 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    Ohhh, I really love this idea. I am looking for applique-style designs to cover these Warm Window shades I am making for the cold weather in our home. This one is very nice…thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  91. Sew It Up! November 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    What amazing work! I am so going to make one of these cushions. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  92. SewLindAnn November 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Great tutorial and pictures. I'm definitely going to be making pillows for some christmas gifts!

  93. sarahbellum November 7, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    Very lovely idea! I must add this to my neverending list of projects. Thanks for sharing! Found you via SMS, by the way.

  94. danahollis November 8, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    Super CUTE! I love them!

  95. Stephanie November 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi! I just found this tutorial through Sew Mama Sew. What a great idea! A lot of people are going to be getting cute pillows from me for Christmas this year! :) Thanks for sharing.

  96. Jodie November 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    I love this tutorial. I made my pillow yesterday and I am thrilled with how it turned out ( Thank you for the great instructions and inspiration!


  97. Teresa C November 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Thanks so much for the inspiration! It got me thinking and I managed to adapt your idea to my tiny little scraps. I think you may have created a monster!

  98. Bec Clarke November 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    I loooove these cusions, I have so much need for a project like this. Thank you so much.

  99. Cora November 14, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Just wanted to let you know that I made one of these pillow shams and everyone loves it. I'll be posting a photo with a link to your site soon. Thank you!!

  100. Lenetta @ Nettacow November 16, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    Very cute!! (It helps that I'm a sucker for all things fall regarding decorating.) I linked to this on my weekly roundup – post is here. Congrats on the win!

  101. Rinachiyya November 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    This is great for gift giving too and so much fun to make.
    I did not find a print link for instructions that would have been real helpful.

  102. Natalia November 20, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    Allison, this is a great tute! I'm going to post a link to it on my blog ""

  103. brodiefiles November 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    I also made this pillow and have posted it!

  104. Shannon December 7, 2009 at 11:09 pm #

    Love this tutorial so much! Thank you!! I made a couple pillows and adore them. Stop over and see them if you get a minute:)

  105. Sheri December 8, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    I like these! You have a nice variety too. I'll be posting a link on Thanks for sharing!

  106. TAMI December 23, 2009 at 5:43 am #

    My daughter and I are making this during our Christmas break. If all goes well, we'll make all four seasons! So beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration … and direction!!

  107. Denise January 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    I don't sew, but I do scrapbook, and when I stumbled on this, I knew instantly I was going to make a scrapbook layout with my patterned paper scraps. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  108. rojalka January 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial :)

  109. rojalka January 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial :)

  110. ideku handmade January 21, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    wow… this is cutest pillow i've ever seen :)
    really inspiring me…

  111. JBmorristown January 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Love this pillow, so colorful and fun. Thinking of making a large version for a teenagers bed.

  112. erica January 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Thank you for such a great design! I'm excited to try this :D

  113. Bird February 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    This is awesome! My cousin just sent me this, and lo and behold, she was at anthropologie over the weekend and found a pillow for sale that looks just like the flower version you made! we are so excited to try this pattern out!

  114. Ruthie February 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I love it. I was wondering how the pillows hold up in the wash (and more importantly in the dryer). Do you have problems with the adhesive coming apart if the dryer is too hot?

  115. Richard February 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Excellent design for a pillow, but it doesn't look that comfortable. I mean at least not as comfortable as a Posturepedic mattress, but I guess it is meant to be mostly decorative.

  116. April February 27, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    I have always wondered what to do with my fabric leftovers…this is a beautiful idea and I am going to do just that.Love the fall cushion idea.


  117. Kerri Marie March 4, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    I loved this so much but I turned mine into a family tree pillow. Thanks for the tutorial.

    IT's a ways down in the post.

  118. kim March 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    these turned out gorgeous!

  119. Crafty Jenn March 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Thanks so much for a great web project. I am just getting back into sewing so this cushion is perfect. I have made one and intend to make 3 more with Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter theme. The winter one I thought I would do colder colours like light blue and put the leaves at the base of the tree. PS Congratulations on the safe arrival of Ryan – we are due to be grandparents before we are 50, in the summer! So loads of projects to have a go at for our expected Granddaughter. Crafy Jenn – Plymouth, England, UK

  120. Marjorie March 31, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Hello, I have a blog that aims to identify all the tutorials that can be found on blogs. I put a link to your blog (and not the explanation) but I let you put your pictures? thank you and congratulations for your blog marjorie

  121. panamamama May 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    LOVE it! Making some for all seasons for my couch to spruce it up a bit! (washable of course for my crazy bunch.)

  122. ÖRGÜÇANTAM August 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    very beautiful.

  123. Lisa August 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Love this! I made the tree and then did one with a bird flying. (to represent giving your children roots and wings).

  124. MaryJanes and Galoshes August 24, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    This has been on my to do list forever. I need to get to it!


  125. Alison September 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I really adore this pillow!! I featured it today with a roundup of fun ideas:

    Have a great day!!

  126. ♥ Carine Calé ♥ September 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm #


    Thank you very muchhhh!!!!

    Carine Calé

  127. anou design September 13, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    So so cute, i put you on my FB fan page, if you do not mind…
    Anou Design

  128. Ryan and Kate Webb September 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Are you selling this pillow at all? I am IN LOVE with it and want it sooooo bad! :)

  129. NatQuebec September 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    They are wonderful !

  130. Andi @ Jane of all crafts September 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Hello! Sorry to hear you have a kidney infection! Hope you recover quickly! I just wanted to send you a link to my post on a pillow I made using this tutorial and also to let you know that I linked back to you! Love your blog! Your quilts are amazing!

  131. KasiaJ October 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Gorgeous! I just finished making my version:
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  132. Skooks October 19, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    I finally got around to making my own . . . made it into a taggie blanket for a baby shower. :)

  133. Angela November 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    LOVE THIS! Now to just find the time to do it!

  134. Liz November 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Oh my heavens! That's darling. Have to feature it on!

  135. FineArtPainting November 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Thank you for your contribution to last week's linky party. I love these trees! Thank you for the tutorial!! Very good.

    A new party, at will be up shortly.

    Come feature your new tutorials. We love to see what you've created and be inspired again!

    Till soon,
    Have a craftful, happy day, Rose

  136. Amrita Tripathy December 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    amazed with this one, honestly speaking , i want one such tree with all shades of green from one of my kurta tops.. how can i proceed.. what type cloth material i shd use? and all those?

  137. Varga Györgyi December 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Lovely fall colours in a georgeus tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I'm your official reader from now! Györgyi

  138. Sew Sane Jane January 5, 2011 at 2:40 am #

    Thank you for sharing and having such cute ideas! I made a fall pillow (turned out pretty great) and borrowed your idea for the abstract flower when I made an ipad cover (and added a few green leaves). I smile every time I look at it!

  139. Lisanne January 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    You make life worth living!! I love your ideas! Lisanne xx

  140. Cortney January 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Thank you for this tutorial… helped me make some pretty awesome pillows for my home. THANKS!!!

  141. Jenny January 31, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    I absolutely love it. Can't stop staring at the one I made. The best part is, the scraps remind me of some of the fun projects I've done over the past couple months.

  142. tale of many cities February 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    too cute for words!! :) love your scraps too!!!!

  143. Ali February 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    So I'm a little late on commenting on this post lol but this is GORGEOUS! Totally going to have to make these! Thanks for the tute!

  144. Jo March 11, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely loved this pillow when I first saw it and in the end it sowed the seeds for me to make my rainbow pillow. You can check it out here if you want:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  145. april March 15, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    I LOVE these pillows-I made two of them for spring to put on my living room sofa:) I'm already planning to make more for summer-awesomesauce!

  146. aussiestitch April 10, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    This is such a gorgeous design. Thank you so much for sharing!

  147. Donna April 11, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Good work. So beautiful and Unique ;)

  148. Mummy April 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Check out what I did because of your tutorial. It's my first time sewing on a sewing machine ever! Thank you so much!!!

  149. Jenn Erickson May 29, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    I came across your beautiful pillow tutorial through StumbleUpon. So happy to have found your blog!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  150. angie @ the cellar door stories July 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    i know this is not exactly a new project of yours, but i found it via pinterest and shared it on my blog today…
    feel free to check it out and grab a button if you'd like!

  151. patiabeija-flor August 4, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Parabéns pela linda almofada!!!!

  152. Anne August 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Thanks for the great idea! Just made this and blogged about it here:

  153. Rachel September 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I featured this project at Lines Across My Face in a fall leaf roundup.

  154. JennyFace September 21, 2011 at 3:03 am #

    Found your tutorial on pinterest… so easy to follow – thanks! Here's mine…

  155. Ruth @ September 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Love this, found it via 'Very Berry' blog. It's now on my to do list :0) Thanks for sharing!

  156. carmen p. October 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    ESTUPENDA IDEA ……gracias

  157. Blueberry Heart October 10, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    hi there, thank you so much for an absolutley beautiful design! I found this on Pinterest originally (couldn't link to you via there unfortunately), and have posted about this and a version I created too. I have used your photo in my post and a link back to you (- please let me know if you'd like this pic removed)
    Thanks again

    BH x

  158. Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) October 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Found you on Pinterest and I made one too!

    Thanks so much!!!

  159. SW Craft Club October 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh Wow, it's so easy and effective. Thank you for sharing this post.

  160. Julie December 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    This just made my day! My young daughter found a box in which I had stored an ao dai (traditional dress from Vietnam) that my father had made for me when he was stationed there during the Vietnam war. I was so sad that the dress had been ruined and was looking for a project to do with the remainder of the fabric, which just happens to be orange, green and yellow.

    I am not very good at sewing… but I think I can handle a pillow.

    Now, the fabric can be displayed instead of sitting in a box.

  161. lisasfam December 6, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    Thank you so much for the sprocket pillow instructions and template. I had 2 pair of pajama pants that my daughter wore when she was 4yrs old. She is now 27yrs old and expecting her first child. I took the pajama pants and cut them up to make her a sprocket pillow that I will give her for Christmas. Can't wait for her to see it. I know it will be special.

  162. Teresa, January 2, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    Thank you for sharing. I have got lots of left over's and now will make a cushion. It is lovely :)

  163. crooked whimsy February 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    thanks so much for the very helpful pillow tutorial! i am in the midst of making one now…only i'm making heart-themed applique in the spirit of the holiday! :)

  164. ABeautifulDay February 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I have made two of these pillows from your tutorial and must say they are fun, easy, and very gratifying! You are an angel for sharing these wonderful ideas and instructions with the world. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and giving this stay-at-home mama concrete reasons for carving out some sweet ME-time.
    Going to try sprocket pillows later today!

  165. els May 1, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    i have made one of these cushions and i LOVE it! everyone always comments on it. I hand stitched all the details because i dont have great control on my Beast of a sewing machine yet and was worried of messing it up but I love it even more for having done it all by hand. its such a simple tutorial and yet it looks so effective. Great for showing off :)) Thank you so much for sharing xx

  166. Amy Kirchhoff July 27, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    Thanks so much for the great idea! Finished mine just last week…

  167. Cécile September 3, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Many thanks for this tutorial! I love it, I did it!

  168. Helen Naylor September 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Love your cushions especially the trees. Makes me wish I could sew!

  169. Thyme Lule October 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I love this, looks great and I think that I could maybe even do it!
    Following you now, would love a follow back!

  170. Thyme Lule October 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    oops =)

  171. Jo October 18, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Just made another item inspired by this tutorial! Thanks so much. You can check it out here:

  172. Morgan Monroe October 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    I have been wanting to do this pillow for a year now and today I finally did it! I just love it and had so much fun doing it. Thank you for thinking of this. Rebekah

  173. Zane Wooder November 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    The pillow that you made is beautiful. I love how you used many different patterns to express different leafs.

    -Zane of ontario honey

  174. Krisandra Davis November 6, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    This is such a fun way to bring new life to a classic concept! Love the color choices in the Tree Pillow.

  175. ole foggie 64 November 19, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I am glad to see someone still does the envelope pillows. I do not like the pillows that are sewn closed.

  176. thepiececorps January 18, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    Luv it! Thanks for sharing with us. I made one in batiks on white and have enough leaves to make another one! Barbie

  177. Tammy January 18, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Do u know where or if their is a template available for the tree trunk and leaves..I cannot draw a stright line if I tried…I love your pillow…conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  178. Hanki January 27, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Great tutorial and gorgeous pillows. I love them so much I had to make them. You can see what I created on my blog. Thank you for inspiration :)

  179. doris batting January 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    this was much admired when I made it, thanks for the tute

  180. CreativaCale February 25, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Volim Vase tutoriale.Fantastican jastuk.Hvala:)))

  181. Anshu March 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Such a pretty pillow. I featured it here:

  182. Christine Welsh April 15, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    What a great way to use up scraps! I LOVE this!!!
    ChrisW Designs

  183. Lacey May 24, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Hi!! I made on of these a while back and it turned out so well!! I wish I could attach a picture for you, but here's the link to my picture on my FB page:

  184. Makkie June 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! I just finished making one, but instead of different fabrics for the leaves I printed out family pictures on fabric. It's a gift for my mom's 60th birthday and she's sure to love it! Thanks again!

  185. Angi September 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    We love this idea! My fiance and I are going to cut out leaves and allow for our guests to sign them at our wedding reception. We will then make the pillow out of said leaves for a lovely alternative to a guest book.

  186. October 22, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    I love these pillows! I just finished my own over the weekend. They make my sofa look happy. :) I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog. Thank you, Allison!

  187. Melissa Taylor October 29, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I just inherited my grandmother's sewing machine and I can't WAIT to make something. I think I'll start with these!

    Melissa from the Blue House… :)

  188. Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor November 3, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I love this! Great tutorial! I shared it this week at my Thanksgiving 30 Days of Gifts. You can see it here… :)


  189. coolandchic May 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    I Love this pillow!!!

  190. Jamie Tomkins September 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Sure wish I had the skills to make something this beautiful – love it!

  191. Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures May 12, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial. I'm just finishing my first pillow cover of many I'm sure :) Such a great project. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  192. Michelle April 17, 2017 at 12:08 am #

    Love these beautiful patchwork cushions. Definitely making some of these 😊

  193. Elizabeth V K September 14, 2017 at 5:53 am #

    Love the scrappy fall tree. I hope to resize for a mug rug, place mat or table runner. Thanks for inspiring.

  194. Linda October 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Thanks so much for your tutorial. I love the pictures right along with the instructions. I am a visual learner and need to see what you are explaining when following and learning a new skill set. We are moving to Florida as snowbirds and just bought a house. I will be making these pillows for the couch in the living room and linai.

  195. Editor@CraftyLikeGranny October 22, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    Hi Allison. Such a lovely pillow design. Thanks for sharing your tutorial, our readers will love it. I’ve included your post in our latest Top 10 In Craft for Thanksgiving inspiration. Cheers Jodie :)

  196. Sam July 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm #

    That turned out so good! My wife is going to love doing with this my daughter; what a fun project. Thank you for sharing!!! Temecula towing

  197. Neha August 2, 2020 at 12:48 am #

    Luv it! Thanks for sharing with us. I made one in batiks on white and have enough leaves to make another one! Barbie

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    Ok I’m bookmarking this for a fall project with my girls! It looks so fun, great job! Murrieta Tree Service

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