Monday, November 28, 2011

PB Knock-off Poinsetta Pillow

 I saw this pillow in their catalog and loved it, but when I got online to look at it, it was already sold out, so here's how I made my own using things I had in my sewing room.  


First off, If you haven't made a pillow before, you should definitely check out my Hidden Zipper Pillow Tutorial to get started.  Once you've got a pillow front ready (I used a 14 inch square pillow form) here's what to do:
Cut 5 of each out of beige felt:
7 inch petals
5 inch petals
3 inch petals

I didn't use any kind of pattern. I cut them all randomly and mixed it up each time with the shape.
Next, sew down the center of each petal with a straight stitch on your sewing machine in a matching thread color.  (you could also sew a running stitch by hand with embroidery floss, but I didn't have any laying around.)


Now take the 5 largest petals and lay them out on your pillow front overlapping them in the center. Using a large gauge needle (I used size 18) sew an "X" through all the layers in the center.  Repeat with the medium sized petals and the small petals until your flower is complete and attached to your pillow front (the small petals will be the most difficult to sew through so be sure you use a big needle).
Finish sewing your pillow cover together before you attach the beads/jingle bells to the center of your flower.  Using a fabric glue makes it easy and is washable, but if you're a perfectionist then you'll be happier if you tack each one on by hand.
Enjoy. 



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9 comments:

Delores said...

LOVE IT!! I made pillows using felt last year - three different flowers for my girls. SEW easy!!

Carrie said...

You've got me hooked! Pinned them and newest GFC 'stalker'. :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

K I LOVE that Annie, SO DANG CUTE!

Jill said...

Gorgeous pillow!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Tenille said...

This turned out great. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That is SUCH a pretty pillow!! Definitely need to get my Christmas pillows started!

Theresa said...

I cut out my petals last week when a friend showed me the catalog! I still have to sew it up, yours turned out gorgeous! I love the light background! t.xoxo

Theresa said...

I cut out my petals last week when a friend showed me the catalog! I still have to sew it up, yours turned out gorgeous! I love the light background! t.xoxo

Lianne said...

Wow! This is so cute!! Great job! Felt is always so great for crafts, huh?!

I would love for you to come link up at my blog this week starting today!
snap, craft & blog till your heart's {content} @ a content housewife {blog}

Have a great week!
-Lianne