If you’re of the Mormon persuasion, you know that this weekend was General Conference, aka church on TV. For some reason, I listen better when I’m working on something. This Nightmare Before Christmas inspired pillow was the perfect project!
I picked up a package of precut black and white 5” squares at Hobby Lobby. I believe the full price was $5.99, but there’s ALWAYS a coupon/sale at HobLob, so you know I didn’t pay that much. I used 16 of the 20 squares in the pack to make my pillow background (1/4” seams).
Then, I found a Jack Skellington image and used it to sketch my applique. (Sorry, no pattern since it’s copyrighted.) I used a heavy canvas fabric for the white part so that the prints wouldn’t show through. I stitched the mouth with a tight zig zag. (Applique basics here.)
I made a simple envelope back using some black and white striped fabric from some pirate costumes I made 4 or 5 years ago. The finished pillow cover is 18”.
Did you make anything this weekend?