Despite the makeup, nails, and the occasional wearing of high heels, I’m a tomboy at heart. The decor around here leans industrial and masculine. I like dark wood floors, grey walls, and wrought iron. When it comes to decor pieces, I prefer a vintage typewriter over a furry white footrest. It’s safe to say that fluffy and frilly doesn’t exist around here. That is, it didn’t, until today.
I decided to use this pattern to craft a pillow. Rather than go with a traditional color scheme like black and white or Halloween-style in black and orange, I opted for pink and floral.
And … I love it!
I like this look so much that I ended up with a pillow and two door-hangers. And, now my mind is racing with tons of ideas on what I could create.
Make just one piece as an accent or use this as the inspiration for an entire room. Start from scratch, as shown here, or add to ready-made pillow covers, kitchen towels, window coverings, or aprons. Add to the back of a jacket, front of a t-shirt, or hand stitch to a hat. The options are endless.
Not to worry, I won’t be changing up the decor to pink skulls, but you might see little bits of fluff and frilly around here in the future.
This simple skull applique is crafted with our Skull Trio Party Pattern. Grab your free copy from the Haunted Library. And, don’t forget to visit the introduction post to see what else you can do with these skellie faces.
- Fabric for skull
- Fabric for backing
To machine cut:
- SVG Cut File
- Cutting machine with mat and blade
- Needle or sewing machine
NOTE: If using a cutting machine, be sure to secure your material to the proper mat for your machine. Select the appropriate cutting settings and install the correct cutting blade for the material.
To hand cut:
- Pattern PDF
- Marking pencil
- Needle or sewing machine
Before You Get Started:
Get your free copy of this pattern from the Haunted Library.
If you are going to use a cutting machine, upload the pattern file to your design software. To cut by hand, print, cut out the pattern, and trace onto materials.
1. Cut the fabric for your skull and the Wonder Under® large enough to accommodate the size of your skull face.
2. Following the instructions, press the Wonder Under® to the wrong side of the fabric.
3. Cut skull face from the Wonder Under® backed fabric.
4. Cut the backing fabric for your project. In this case, I cut two 7″ squares to craft a door hanger style pillow.
5. Peel paper backing from Wonder Under® side of skull.
6. Place skull face onto backing fabric and press with iron according to Wonder Under® instructions.
7. Machine or hand stitch the edges of the skull.
TIP: Decorative stitching is not required. A simple, straight stitch will suffice.
8. To finish pillow, place right sides of pillow fabrics together. Stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance leaving an opening for turning. Turn right side out, stuff with fiber fill and close opening.
That’s it! Now you’re ready to party.
NOTE: Door hanger shown with ribbon hanger and optional trim.