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Written by Julia Mulcair on October 26, 2022

Spooky Halloween Decor Cushions

Halloween has become more and more popular, with decor popping up everywhere! My kids were keen for me to sppokify their rooms, and I thought some cushions would do the trick.

I was of course keen to use the embroidery function on my creative 3.0 for this project. There are lots of great Halloween embroidery designs out there for download. I found the skeletons on Etsy here and the Happy Halloween design on urban threads here.

embroidery design loaded onto screen

I used some black polyester suiting for the base, with a layer of whisper web mesh to stabilize.

inspira whisper web mesh light
creative.30 with magentic hoop attached

I used my magnetic hoop and layed up a large piece of the suiting, and cut my cushion size once the embroidery was complete.

skeleton embroidery finished in hoop

I made this one a simple square, with some cute pom pom trim at the sides.

cushion with pom poms

The Happy Halloween design I hooped up in my 260 x 200 hoop with the same combination of fabric and stabilizer.

happy halloween embroidery in hoop

I had some of this cute Halloween craft print so decided to make this cushion longer by adding a strip at each end.

happy halloween cushion construction 1

Rather than buy or make inserts, as these cushions will only we used for a few weeks a year, I stuffed them with some toy fill, which I'll remove once Halloween is over so they can be stored flat.

spooky pillow stuffing

With 5 kids in my house, two cushions is not going to cut it! Time to go into mass production! The great thing about these designs is you can change it up so easily by changing the shape of the cushion, or the print you pair it with to create lots of different looks without having to purchase multiple designs.

spooky halloween decor cushions 1

I'm off to make some more cushions....

until next time, happy sewing

Julia x

Article written by Julia Mulcair
Julia Mulcair is the owner of Pitt Trading, an Australian online fabric store and the lingerie society, a monthly subscription service for lingerie sewers. She grew up around fabric, and has been sewing for 30 years. Julia focuses on garment sewing, with a particular love of lingerie making. She shares her makes on Instagram and YouTube and is always working on the next lingerie design!

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