I saw a similar pillow on Etsy that was way out of budget, so I decided to DIY it!
Wow! Good job, very pretty :)
Omg this is gorgeous do you have a tutorial that you can share, I absolutely love it
Wow, you did an amazing job! I would love it if you could share a tutorial!
Thanks guys! I didn't take many pictures of the work in progress, but I'll make a tutorial as best I can!
Most of the flower tutorials show you how to use hot glue to hold them together, but I used embroidery floss instead - if you sew the flowers from the bottom using small stitches, they're basically invisible from the top! You could also just use hot glue as directed, and then either stitch or hot glue the finished flowers to the pillow.
These felt dahlias were purchased from Michael's, but you can make your own here: http://www.linesacross.com/2011/10/felt-dahlia-flowers.html
The felt roses are made with this pattern: http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/2012/04/felt-flowers-tutorials-5-to-choose-from.html
I followed the rose template for the roses, then I made a small version of the straight mum flower for the inside of the larger rose.
The felt hydrangea tutorial is here: http://madebythemamamonster.blogspot.com/2010/03/supplies-felt-wool-or-eco-your-choice.html
The leaves were just stitched with embroidery floss freehand, though you could draw thin chalk lines to guide you before stitching!
For the pillow: cut your wool felt to size, leaving about half an inch for a seam allowance. Take one felt square and begin stitching the leaves on with x-shaped stitches at the beginning of the leaf. (Only attach the leaves where they will be covered by flowers!) Then sew on your flowers using a running stitch or a blanket stitch. For the dahlias, I kept the running stitches on the inside of the largest petals, so they're effectively hidden inside the petals. The roses and hydrangea were attached using small blanket stitches. Then I used a cross stitch to attach the center of the ribbon to the pillow and tied a bow.
To attach the two sides of the pillow: line up two squares of felt, embellished side out. Staying fairly close to the edge, use a running stitch to sew the pillow together, leaving a 2" to 3" space to stuff the batting in. When everything's done except for the stuffing, fill the pillow with batting (or cut up strips of old pantyhose!) and then finish stitching everything closed. Ta da!
Eta: please feel free to pm me with any questions!
Very nice work, great idea I love this.
Love this!! Grat Job :)
Simply beautiful Thank you for the insperation
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