Acorns are cute – everyone knows that. This is the perfect time of the year to put them on things – and decor most of all. I had just enough brown felt left over in the house to make a throw pillow cover – and so I did. The steps are few and simple – but the quilting might take about 40 minutes, especially if you’re not a sewing machine master.
What you need:
- fabric for the pillow cover
- brown felt
- acorn outline
- sewing machine
Start by tracing the outline of an acorn on a piece of paper. If your drawing skills don’t help (as was my case), just find a photo online and trace it by putting paper on the computer screen. Or print it out if you can.
Next, use the stencil to cut the acorn out of felt. Cut off the cap, and pin both pieces in the right place on the fabric. Stitch the body of the acorn all around, using thread of a similar color. Then move to the cap, and stitch oblique parallel lines to the right and then to the left, to create a diamond pattern. Use a slightly darker thread for contrast.
Stitch your cover all around (or 3 sides + zipper) and dress up your pillow. Throw around the house!