This perfect square turkey throw pillow is a great way to transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I made it in about an hour and it was pretty simple. I think it is a great project for a beginning sewer ready to step it up to add a little personality to a project. I love how cute it turned out and how darling it is on my couch right now as I type up this post. For me the biggest problem when it comes to sewing pillows is getting the corners to come out perfect. The Showcase Throw Pillow Corner Template from Nancy’s Notions saved me on this project. I love how easy it is to use and how it works to create great results. This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions but the ideas are my own.
To make this pillow, you will need these supplies and materials.
- Showcase Throw Pillow Corner Template
- 2 pieces Kunin Premium Felt (Cashmere Tan) and Scraps of Black and White for Eyes
- 6 Inch Fabric Squares in Red, Yellow, Orange and Brown
- Scrap of Yellow Fabric for Beak
- Red Pom Pom Trim for Gobble
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine and Laura Kelly Leaf Die (Or Any Leaf Pattern for Feathers)
- Straight Pins
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Sewing Machine
- Pillow Stuffing (PolyFil is my FAVE!)
Start by cutting your cashmere tan felt into two 12 inch squares. Cut eyes from the black and white felt and a beak from the scrap of yellow fabric.
Next, use your leaf die to cut out a leaf in red, orange, yellow and brown as well as four felt leaves from the extra piece cut off when you made the squares.
Pin your fabric leaves to felt leaves with straight pins.
Use a ZIG ZAG stitch to sew each of your fabric leaves to a felt leaf.
Next, lay the leaves out like feathers then sew them together before assembling pillow.
Use the Showcase Throw Pillow Corner Template on all four corners of the base pillow.
Place your two pillow pieces facing each other inside out with the leaves for feathers inside. Pin on all four sides then sew around the entire pillow leaving a three inch opening on the bottom. Flip the pillow inside out and stuff it with the filling. Use the Wonder Clips to turn the opening into a closed surface and hand stitch it closed. Ta Da! Hand stitch the red pom pom trim to create a gobbler.