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Jack-O-Lantern, Mummy & Monster Pillows
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Jack-O-Lantern, Mummy & Monster Pillows

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

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Description
JACK-O’-LANTERN
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Design Master® Colortool Spray, orange
  • 1/2 yd natural duck cloth
  • 1 3/4 yd orange ball fringe
  • Cream thread
  • Polyester stuffing or pillow form
  • Poster board
  • Craft knife
  • Masking tape
  • Thick black Sharpie® pen
  • Glow dimensional paint: yellow
  • 2 black buttons
  • Golden yellow embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing machine, basic sewing supplies
  • Newspaper

DIRECTIONS: Cover a flat painting area with newspaper to protect from overspray. RS = Right side.
1. Cut two 17" squares from the duck cloth.

2. Cut an 18" to 20" square of poster board. Sketch pumpkin shape within a 15" square. Cut out with craft knife to create stencil.

3. Lay 1 fabric square on newspaper. Center the pumpkin stencil on top of fabric. Mask all fabric edges.

4. Position stencil edges flush to the fabric. Weight the poster board down. Spray light coat of orange within the stencil. Allow to dry. Apply 1 or 2 more coats. Allow to dry between applications.

5. Use Sharpie® pen to draw stem, nose & jagged mouth.

6. Paint large yellow circles for eyes. Allow to dry.

7. Attach black buttons with embroidery floss. Highlight the mouth with chain stitching.

8. Sew ball fringe to RS of painted fabric square, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Place RS of fabric together; stitch leaving an 8" opening.

9. Turn fabric & stuff pillow. Stitch opening closed.

MUMMY
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Design Master® Colortool Spray: Glossy Wood Tone
  • 1/2 yd natural duck cloth
  • 1 3/4 yd black ball fringe
  • Cream thread
  • Polyester stuffing or pillow form
  • 1/2 yd muslin
  • Double-stick fusible web
  • 4 large black pompoms
  • Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
  • Iron, pressing surface
  • Newspapers

DIRECTIONS:
1. Cut two 17" squares from the duck cloth.

2. Tear muslin into 1 1/4" strips. Spraying from 18", mist strips with Glossy Wood Tone. Spray some areas heavier than others. Allow to dry.

3. Press the muslin strips. To make an iron-on transfer for the face, lay muslin strips in a slightly irregular fashion on a 15" square of fusible web. Cut a short strip for the top of the head and fuse it to webbing. Cut a 2nd strip and place it next to the 1st, slightly overlapping the edges. Fuse in place. Cut the next strip slightly longer and fuse in place next to the previous strip, with one side crossing over the previous one. Repeat, alternating placement of strips, to create the full head. In areas where fabric overlaps, place a small piece of webbing and fuse the loose strip in place.

4. Sketch the outline of a mummy head on fabric and cut out the shape.

5. Glue 2 pompoms together for each eye. Fuse a strip of webbing to 2 strips of muslin. Place strips over eyes in an overlapping fashion & fuse into place. Trim strips.

6. Place mummy transfer on pillow fabric and fuse into place.

7. Allow a 1/2" seam allowance; sew ball fringe to right side of pillow square. Place RS of fabric together & stitch, leaving an 8" opening for turning. Turn and stuff pillow. Stitch opening closed.

MONSTER
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Design Master® Colortool Spray: Olive Bright
  • 1/2 yd natural duck cloth
  • 1 3/4 yd purple ball fringe
  • Cream thread
  • Polyester stuffing or pillow form
  • Masking tape
  • Black dimensional fabric paint
  • Purple wireless chenille
  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
  • Iron, pressing surface
  • Newspapers

DIRECTIONS: Cover a flat painting area with newspaper to protect from overspray. RS = Right side.
1. Cut two 17" squares from the duck cloth.

2. With masking tape create a 14" square outline on the RS of one fabric square. Tape off area for protruding bolts. Mask remaining exposed fabric edges with tape.

3. Ensure all taped edges are adhered to fabric edges. Spray a light coat of Olive Bright on exposed fabric. Allow to dry. Apply 1 or 2 more coats. Allow to dry between applications.

4. Draw the hair, hairline and eyes with black dimensional paint. Allow to dry.

5. Thread needle with purple chenille. Stitch the nose, mouth and scars.

6. Allow a 1/2" seam allowance; sew ball fringe to RS of painted fabric square. Place RS of fabric together;

stitch leaving an 8" opening for turning. Turn and stuff pillow. Stitch opening closed.

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