Fall has come and it’s time to accent our home with decorative throw pillows in various autumnal designs. But wait, don’t head to your favorite home furnishing retailer yet. Why buy when you can actually sew right? I have here 15 awesome designs that you can sew at home. You won’t believe how these customized pillows will blend in so well with your other autumn home decor. Check them out below.
15 Decorative Throw Pillows to Beautify Your Home This Fall
Fall in Love with Autumn
I love to change my decorative throw pillows from time to time. It’s because these are the only home decor that’s easy to replace. With throw pillows, you can definitely alter the look and ambiance of your room without spending a lot of money. In fact, if you know how to sew pillow covers, then your living room, patio, or even bedroom never looks dull. You can always turn your house into a stylish and inviting place. You can redecorate your house anytime you want, just like I do. Yes, no kidding! I just get excited when it’s Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even Fall. Seasons and holidays give me the reason to embellish my house.
My husband initially thought that it’s crazy and laborious, but despite that, changing decorative throw pillows has now become a family tradition. Everyone in the family cooperates when I need to decorate our entire home for whatever occasion we would be celebrating.
And you know what, fall is our favorite time to redecorate. The kids love to incorporate Halloween themes and designs. My kids simply love dressing up in costumes and trick or treating! Anyway, if you’re looking for fresh ideas to accent your home this fall and Halloween, check out the 15 decorative pillows below.
1. Happy Fall Y’all and Hello Autumn Throw Pillow
2. DIY Sweater Throw Pillow
If you have old sweaters lying around, put them to good use by creating sweater throw pillow covers. Just imagine all the cozy textures you will create!
3. Scrap Buster Fall Pillow
Do you have extra scraps of fabric cluttering your sewing space? Use them to create leaves for this scrap buster throw pillow. This will surely result in an interesting throw pillow cover. Aside from that, you will also be recycling!
4. Autumn Envelope Pillow Cover
Go to your nearest textile store and check out the printed fabrics with fall patterns they have on stock. You will be surprised by how many options there are out there!
5. Cloth Napkin Fall Pillow
Cloth napkins make good materials for cheap decorative throw pillows. You might be able to find some really nice prints perfect for autumn. This material is also less expensive than buying a yard of fabric.
6. Fall Leaf Pillow
We would need a basic throw pillow cover in a solid color for this fall leaf pillow. Then, cut out a felt leaf and sew it on the throw pillow cover. We will straight stitch this on the throw pillow cover. Remember to leave a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
7. Glistening Autumn Leaves Pillow
If you love glitter, this project is something that would interest you. Get your pattern and easy detailed instruction here.
8. Pom Pom and Zig Zag Autumn Pillow
9. Metallic Pillows
We need to activate your dormant painting skills for this project. With the use of stencils or paper tape and a can of spray paint, you will be able to create these golden designs on a plain throw pillow cover.
10. Fall Pillow with Satin Stitch Applique
If you have old, ratty-tatty throw pillow covers that you don’t want to throw away, try this satin stitch applique tutorial. Use your fabric scraps to start this project.
11. Owl Throw Pillow Using Placemats
Here’s another throw pillow tutorial using products from Owl Tree! Check out how cute the owl is and the colors are totally in sync with fall.
12. DIY Photo and Text Throw Pillow
Typography is a huge thing these days. So create your own typography throw pillow cover with this tutorial. You can print your favorite photo on a text and print it on transfer paper.
13. Leaf Pillow Cases
Gather some beautiful autumn leaves outside and use them for this DIY tutorial. We’ll just be painting the back black and use the veined part of the leaves as the print! Isn’t it gorgeous?
14. Appliqued Fall Leaf Pillow
Cut out autumn leaves on pieces of scraps and sew them on your throw pillow covers. Have fun mixing and matching prints and colors!
15. Autumn Inspiration Throw Pillow
We’ll be using felt for the leaves for this cool DIY project. We will also be creating a wooden button sign with ‘Autumn’ written on it.
Bethany Mota jump starts our autumn with some DIY for our homes like decorative throw pillows! Everything is easy and inexpensive with materials you can find at home:
So there goes the list of 15 decorative throw pillows you can sew at home. Go through them all and pick an idea or two and sew it. You can always combine different techniques to create decorative throw pillows that are uniquely your own.
Here’s a tip. The most popular colors for this season are orange, gold, yellow, and red. Don’t forget your fall wreaths as well!
Do you have other throw pillow design ideas? Share them with us in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Featured Image by Sarah Greenman