Halloween Spooky RX Pillow {Target Knock-Off}

A couple days ago I shared my version of a Target Halloween Felt Skull Pillow found HERE.  Well there was a second pillow at Target that I loved, except it was more than I wanted to spend on a Halloween decoration.  So I decided I would create my own version of that pillow too!  
Here is the original pillow from Target sold in stores:

I decided the easiest way for me to replicate the pillow was to do a Freezer Paper Stencil.  You can find a tutorial on how to use Freezer Paper Stencils HERE.

I didn’t need to buy many supplies since I already had a fabric that would work {left over IKEA curtains that were almost the same color fabric as the original}.  I had the freezer paper and batting on hand as well.  I ended up only needing to purchase black fabric paint, and ribbon for the edges.  

Here’s what I did.

I started by creating a stencil with my freezer paper.  I found clip art that I liked that resembled or came as close to the original Target pillows look.  I changed the date on the pillow just because, I thought something should differ a bit from their pillow.  I lined everything up on my freezer paper and traced the design on to it, then using my xacto knife {getto version of a silhouette cameo} I cut it all out by hand.  Next I cut two pieces of fabric to the measurements I wanted {forgot to measure sorry} you can make yours any width you want.  I ironed on my freezer paper stencil on to one of my pieces of fabric.  Be sure to iron it well so all the edges are down as much as possible.  {sometimes this works better than other times}

 I then started painting it, I used a foam pouncer brush with my fabric paint.  I had to do a couple of coats, just depends on your fabric type.  Once it’s completely dry you can peel your stencil away.  Unfortunately mine bled through in a few spots, but not anything super noticeable.  I actually kind of like where it bled through, makes it look not so perfect.  

Next I put the second piece of fabric on top of the face up painted piece of fabric.  I stitched a 1/2″ seam allowance around the whole thing, but left a 4″ or so opening for the batting to go in.  I then turned it right side out, then stitched another 1″ seam around the edges and stopped at the opening for the batting.  I stuffed the pillow, then stitched it closed and finished the 1″ seam around the edge.  Then added my ribbon to the edges centered on the 1″ seam allowance.  

And I was done!

Target’s Version Cost $15
My Version Cost $5
– $3 ribbon


  1. says

    This pillow is awesome, Rebecca. I am totally impressed that you used an x-acto knife to cut out the stencil versus “a machine”, lol. As I was reading through, I was convinced you used something. I don’t have a silhouette myself and am always bummed when I see the coolest projects that I want to replicate, but then can’t. Awesome job and will be sharing on FB! xo Jenna

  2. says

    I {love} your version of this pillow!! Makes me want to get going on some cute Halloween decorations!

    Thanks for sharing @’Sew Cute Tuesday’. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a ‘featured’ button!

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