Saturday, November 6, 2010

Felt Flower Pillow

  With my limited sewing skills, I have recently been turned onto making pillows.  To date my biggest challenge has been closing the seam.  I've tried hand-stitching the seam shut, but decided I didn't like the final look.  For me fabric glue works best!
I love the texture of felt pillows, so I decided I would try and make my own.  Off to Hobby Lobby I went to purchase some felt. I bought 8 pieces, but only used 2 for this project.  I used natural muslin for the actual pillow.
 I cut a bunch of semicircles and arranged them in a pattern to my liking.  Then attached them to the pillow with fabric glue. 
 I used leftover fabric and a button to add a couple of leaves and embellish the middle.  I love the way it turned out.  This was a very simple and inexpensive project to make.  I've been thinking of making similar pillows to give away as gifts.






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28 comments:

  1. I really love the greyish felt. And the cushion is lovely.

    Did you make the button one next to it as well?

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  2. Hi Sarah! Thanks for the compliment!!!! I did not make the button pillow. I purchased it from Pier One Imports years ago! I bet it would be pretty easy to make though.

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  3. Thanks Kristin! and thank-you for visiting!!!

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  4. Brandi - I love you pillow!!! It looks so cute. I am definitely saving this idea to make sometime soon. I bought felt last week at HL too - I couldn't believe that it was 4 for $1 and then it was 40% off!

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  5. The pillow is wonderful...love it!!

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  6. Wow.... awesome pillow. I'm super impressed.

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  7. Good Job on the pillow, Brandi!!! Mommy would be so proud of you... KEEP IT UP!

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  8. Very cute!! I've never tried anything fancy on a pillow before, all these cute flowers are inspiring me. And closing the pillow? I just do an envelope closure so I don't have to mess with that stuff because I don't have the patience to make a handstitch look nice. But then, I'm not super duper crafty!!

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  9. I like your design! And I think it would make a great gift.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  10. For a new sew project this is absolutely beautiful!! I think I'll give it a try! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial (:

    Michele
    XOXO

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  11. Just coming over from CSI!
    Love your pillow!!

    carrie @ www.creativecarrieregan.blogspot.com

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  12. Congratulations! Just saw that you made the Top Ten on the CSI Project. Very cool. Love, love how these turned out!

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  13. Adorable pillow, love all the textures!

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  14. Great job! I love how this turned out...and it seems like something even I could do! I am bookmarking as a future project. Found you from CSI!

    Lisa

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  15. Lovely! And I love the way it looks next to the button pillow. Nice work!

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  16. Hi Brandi, you have a wonderful space here. This pillow is very cute. Thanks for visiting my blog and Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

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  17. GORGEOUS!! I love that pillow!

    And since I've obviously spent my morning perusing your great blog...I'm becoming a follower! :)

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  18. over from lettered cottage...your newest follower! You are crafty...LOVE these pillows!

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  19. Congrats on the Feature! This is beautiful, Brandi!

    Be well!
    ~Michelle

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  20. I featured you as one of my favorite tutorials from the lettered cottage's party!

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  21. You have done it again love the pillow hope you dont mind but I will be using this idea.

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  22. I fell in love with this pillow and HAD to make one. Check out my blog post about it at: http://sandysewz.blogspot.com/2011/01/easy-and-inexpensive-felt-flower-pillow.html. Thanks so much Brandi, I love your blog!

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  23. I love this pillow! I love the addition of the fabric leaves and center embellishment. It adds another layer to an already gorgeously textured pillow!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  24. Do you have some tips on how to decorate a pillowcase without sewing?
    I have a couple of pillowcases and I am doing this with my two year old.
    We have no sewing skills at all :)

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