No Sew Pumpkin Applique Tutorial

I was in Pottery Barn a few weeks ago looking at all of their pretty fall decor. One of my favorite things I found was a pillow with a pumpkin applique on it. Of course, every single time I see something I think I can even remotely make I don't buy it and say I'm going to make it. 95% of the time I end up not making it. But I was determined I was going to make a pumpkin applique. This is my version of the Pottery Barn inspired pillow.




Supplies
Pumpkin Applique Pattern (you can draw your own or click HERE for pattern)
Burlap in two different colors (or any fabric of your choice)
Fabric for the stem
Jute
Fabric Glue 
Pins (to hold jute vines in place while drying)
Pillow Cover (make your own, buy one, or use cover you already have)

First step is to decide on what kind of pillow cover you want to attach your applique to. I made a very quick and easy envelope pillow cover out of Osnaburg fabric. It's not a very thick fabric but I already had it so I decided to use it. Drop cloth fabric would work perfectly for this project. The easiest route of course, would be to use a pillow cover already made. There are so many pretty fall pillows out there in lots of pretty colors.

Trace or draw any pumpkin pattern you like or you can click HERE for mine and print it out.

Place piece of paper over pumpkin and trace three overlay pieces.


Place pumpkin pattern piece on dark-colored burlap and cut one.

Cut the other 3 pattern pieces out of the lighter-colored burlap.


Gluing jute around the applique pieces gives it a finished look and helps it to not unravel.


Arrange the jute to make vines and run glue underneath and pin down the string while it dries. Glue down your stem as well. I cut the edge off of a kitchen towel for the stem.

Isn't that the cutest pumpkin? Love! 



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73 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I love it :-)

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    1. Thank you Luisa! You are too sweet.

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  2. I love your pillow! I may try to make one like it. I have burlap and jute!

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    1. Thank you Carlene! It's so easy to make!

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  3. This is so cute! I love the no sew aspect! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    1. Your welcome Betsy! Thank you for your sweet comment and for visiting.

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  4. This is way too cute for words-and bonus that its no sew! I'm pinning this to try soon! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Melissa for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. Do try it you won't believe how simple it is!

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  5. Your pillow is so cute! I'm always attracted to anything that is no sew. Fabric glue is my best friend. I am pinning this!

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    1. It's crazy but I used to sew everything and now all I want to do is glue everything! Thank you Jane for visiting. I do hope you will come back.

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  6. That is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn! I love sharing easy projects with others. I would be happy to link up at the party. Thanks for the invite!

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  7. It's MORE than adorable! LOVE it!
    The subtle colors is what really makes this...

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    1. You're so sweet, Crystelle. Thank you! I'm really loving neutral colors right now. So happy you visited!

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  8. Very creative, I love the pillow and the execution.

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    1. Thank you Robin! I was hoping I made it as easy as possible to understand. Thank you for visiting!

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  9. I was scrolling through Stone Gable's Tutorials Tips and Tidbits and your picture caught my eye. What a darling pillow! I love it. I think I just might have to make one! Thanks for sharing. New follower!

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    1. How wonderful, Cecilia! So happy you are a new follower. I hope you will try the applique it is so simple to make. Thank you for visiting! I look forward to getting to know you.

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  10. Very cool! Love it. Found you at 'At the Picket Fence' linky party.

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    1. Thank you Jeannie for your sweet comment and for visiting. Don't you just love "At the Picket Fence" linky parties.

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  11. This is so beautiful!!! I'm just super impressed with how much it looks like it's been embroidered and it totally reminds me of the Pottery Barn pillows. Well done! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week...we hope to see lots more of you in the future!
    Vanessa

    P.S. LOVE your blog!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! How sweet of you to take the time to drop by. I was happy to share my little project at your party. I visit your blog often and enjoy it so much. Hopefully, I can link up more projects in the future. Thank you for complimenting my blog. You're too sweet!

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy eclectic things. Thank you for visiting! I do hope you will come back. :)

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  13. That is sooo cute, Angie! I love it!! I can't believe it is just glued.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Its so easy to glue jute to fabric. Now I want to glue all kinds of stuff.

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  14. This is beautiful! I love the contrast in textures and the subtle colors. Thanks for sharing the directions.

    Rita at CAshel1916@yahoo.com

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    1. My pleasure! I hope they were easy to understand. Thank you for your sweet comment and for visiting!

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  15. This is such a creative project. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everyone will be inspired to make a pillow. New Follower.

    Jody

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    1. I would be happy to link up. Thank you for the invite and follow!

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    1. Thank you Fotini! So happy you stopped by and visited my blog and facebook page.

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  17. Beautiful pillow and excellent tutorial..
    thanks so much and congrats on a beauty well done.

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    1. Thank you Sonny! I was happy to share. Thanks for visiting!

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  18. Love the pillow!! Great tutorial and congrats on the feature.
    New follower,
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret! So excited to have you here! Thank you for following.

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  19. It is so adorable and clever! I love the "stem" idea too and hey it is perfect! I am saving this page. Thanks!

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    1. You are so welcome Monette. And thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment.

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  20. I love this pillow. I sew but I can see adapting it for sewing as well. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! You definitely can sew this. I love to sew but took the short-cut this time. ;)

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  21. Hi Angie!!
    I am featuring your appliqued pillow on my blog tomorrow (Friday, Oct 12th) as on of "My Fave Pins of the Week"!! I am SO excited to feature this!!
    Have a great evening!
    Meegan
    meeganmakes{dot}com

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    1. Awesome Meegan! Thank you for featuring my little pillow! So very sweet of you.

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  22. I love this pillow. The colors and textures make it the perfect fall pillow. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You are so welcome. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. Hope to "see" you again!

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  23. This looks great! I actually made a piece of art inspired by the same PB pillow cover a few weeks ago! How neat is that? :)

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    1. Thank you Bethany! I looked at your art and is beautiful! I absolutely love it. Great job!

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    1. Tara! Aren't you the sweetest! Thank you for pinning!

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  25. I loved this pillow as well. I think yours looks better than the one in Pottery Barn! Thanks for the tutorial...totally going to attempt this.

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    1. Thank you! I do hope you will. I think you will love it!

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  26. Found you via Knock Off Decor, and I have to tell you I love, love, love this pillow. I like your version better than the Pottery Barn inspiration pillow. :) Great job!

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    1. Awesome! Thank you and I'm so glad you stopped by. Hope you will visit often!

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  27. I like your pillow BETTER than the Pottery Barn one! Fantastic job!

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    1. Stephanie, thank you, that is so sweet of you to say. Thank you for visiting!

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  28. This is great. My daughter and I have been making pillow covers for two weeks and this is just the right neutral addition for the big finish.

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    1. How wonderful! I love to do projects with my daughter. What sweet memories!

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  29. I have been eyeing the PB version since the first time I saw it. You did a great job on your knock off. Pinning it!

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    1. Thank you Shari for your sweet comment and for pinning!

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  30. WONDERFUL!! Love this...just pinned it and plan to make one! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Leigh Anne! I hope you do make it. It really is so simple!

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  31. That is amazing, it's the nicest Fall project I've seen all Fall, I want to do that! I pinned it, perhaps I will get it made for next year.
    Hugs, cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy! You sound like me. I have so many things pinned I want to make, perhaps one day!

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  32. Angie--I love your pillow, especially the no-sew part! :)

    so pretty!
    gail

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    1. Thank you Gail! And thank you so much for the feature!

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  33. That is adorable! I want to make one ... maybe for next year! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm lovin' no sew these days. :)

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  35. Your pillow is awesome! It's my find of the year! I wonder if you have more ideas like this so we can use a pillow year round instead of just in the fall. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Love your blog (and its fabulously southern name!) and this project with jute - so fun and creative! Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  37. I love your pillow, thanks for sharing a tutorial!

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