Welcome to 30 Crafty Days of Halloween! This furry monster pillow craft is part of our guest blogger series. Make sure to check out all of our Halloween Tutorials for more inspiration!
I love Halloween mostly because it’s the season of Harry Potter, and our whole family are Harry Potter nuts at our house. I made a giant Monster Book of Monsters cushion a few weeks ago, and that’s where the idea for these pillows began. I love Halloween decorations with a little bit of an edge, but not so far as gruesome. I think these Furry Monster Pillows strike the perfect balance of scary and fun. I only planned on making three pillows, but the kids all fell in love with them and this guy insisted he NEEDED a green one.
1 pair of Clear Giant Animal Safety Eyes (40mm were the largest I could find, although I used 30mm eyes for the green pillow. Most craft stores don’t carry them that large, so I ordered my 40 mm animal eyes from 6060 on Etsy.)
Nail Polish (optional)
Medium size bag of Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill Stuffing
Sewing Machine and accompanying supplies
Sharpie marker or similar
Needle and thread
Step 3: Trace the outline of your pillow on the back of your fabric. I used a 16 1/2 inch square because I had an easy square that size to trace. You could do it a bit larger. Remember you want AT LEAST a 1/2 seam allowance when working with faux fur.
Step 4: Mark the position of your eyes. Cut a little snip through the fabric. Put your eyes through the hole and attach the back.
Step 5: Pin the two sides of your pillow in place, furry sizes together. Stitch around the sides leaving and opening only big enough to turn your pillow right side out. Clip the corners and turn right side out.
Step 7: That’s it, display your monster pillows! You’ll want to make one for everyone in the family.