Need a little something to put yourself in the mood for Fall? Try this cute, fast, and easy candy corn pillow.
Find fabric in your favorite candy corn colors.
Here’s the list of materials you will need:
Cotton fabric strips of the following colors:
-White 4.75″ x 10″
-Orange 5.5″ x 18″
-Yellow 6.75″ x 18″
-18″ square black cotton fabric for the back
-Black embroidery floss
Begin by cutting your white, orange, and yellow fabric into strips of the dimensions given below (white 4.75″ x 10″, orange 5.5″ x 18″, yellow 6.75″ x 18″).
Sew the orange and yellow strips together along the longest side, using 1/4″ seam.
Match centers of the longest side of the white and orange strips and sew them together using 1/4″ seam allowance. Press all seams to one side.
Fold the sewn strip assembly in half, with the strips running horizontally. Measure and mark 1.5″ from fold at the top, or white edge, and 8.5″ from fold at the bottom, or yellow edge. Lay your straight edge ruler on each mark and cut the diagonal line.
It should look something like this!
Open it up and admire the front of your candy corn pillow.
Use the pillow front as a guide for cutting the pillow back piece.
Now we are going to do the hand stitching. Using 4 strands of black embroidery floss, begin crosshatching the seam between the white and orange.
Go the opposite direction and finish with a crosshatch, or cross stitch.
Do the same thing over the seam connecting the orange and yellow in a slightly larger scale.
Place right sides of pillow front and back together.
Use something round and curvy to draw a stitching guide about 1/2″ in at the top corners.
With right sides facing, sew the pillow front and back together, using 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 5″ opening at the bottom for stuffing.
Following stitching line, trim the corners off.
Turn right side out and fill with fluffy stuffing.
Once the pillow is stuffed to your desired fullness, close the opening at the bottom with a hand sewn whipstitch.
Nothing is more reminiscent of being a kid in the Fall than a dish of candy corn. This little beauty is the grown up version, and we think it looks good enough to eat. Make several to decorate your front porch or entry hall. It would also be super cute made out of the chocolate candy corn colors. As Fall sets in and the days grow shorter, we love to be creative with the lovely fall colors. And now we are wishing you lots of happy fall decorating projects– from our front porch to yours!
-Diane & Audrey