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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Felt Pillow

Are you obsessed in love with Pinterest?  I know from reading many blogs that I'm not the only one out here that can't get enough of the fabulous ideas that Pinterest provides.  I've found many many craft projects to try and my husband is enjoying all the new recipes I've been testing in the past few weeks.

Today's offering is a felt pillow I made, this is super simple and I love the winter look of the finished pillow.


You could easily finish this project in a couple of hours, it took me a few days because I would find another great project on Pinterest and start that too.  I finally had to limit myself to one project at a time or nothing would have ever gotten finished.

I started by determining the size of my pillow (dictated by the pillow form I planned to use) and cutting the two pieces out of a good quality felt.  Next was how big to make the leaves on the pillow, I just guessed at that and began cutting.



I didn't use a pattern for the leaves and just randomly cut them so that the finished pillow wouldn't look too perfect.  It takes a lot of leaves, what I thought was enough wasn't....I had to go back and cut another bunch equal to the first.  I can't really give you a number of this because it will depend on the size of your pillow.


To make a circle to guide me in placement of the leaves I turned a salad plate upside down and traced around it.


And so I began gluing the felt leaves on to the pillow form.  I used a fabric glue, it held about 90% of the leaves when I was finished so I did have to go back and hand sew a few leaves on.  I could have used another drop of glue but decided since I was going to do a little hand sewing anyway I just reattach the few stubborn leaves with a quick stitch.


And so the finished leaves, again I just randomly placed the leaves, no rhyme or reason to it.


 For the construction of the pillow I just pinned the front and back together and machine stitched it. You could hand stitch this if you don't sew or actually do a blanket stitch on the outside and finish it that way too.


I decided to add a few old buttons to give the pillow a little extra punch.  I had a small bag of different hews of white that when sewed on really made the pillow look finished.  


10 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I love it, it turned out just beautiful and the button detail really set it off. It looks so soft and comfy. Great job!!!

Tammy Henderson said...

Very Nice!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I just love this! What a great tutorial. The salad plate idea is simply genius. And the button detail is the perfect touch.

And I agree, it does have a wintry feeling ...

I'm pinning this one!

Linda
http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

Angela said...

That is a real sweet pillow you made.
oxxo
Angela.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char! You are something else! I absolutely love this and it looks so professional. I admire you for actually doing projects instead of just pinning and ignoring....you need to come give me a jump start somehow.

Very, very well done.
Donna

Debbie said...

Now that's another great idea. I love the warm and cozy look of it, and even I can work with felt. It's so forgiving of a fabric.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is darling! I love your sweet pillow! Thanks for linking up and sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
You make this look so~o~o easy;however...I still have unfininshed Christmas pillows from ..I'm ashamed to admit how many years ago! I do adore the addition of buttons! Your pillow turned out beautifully!
Fondly,
Pat

marcelinka said...

Krásný polštář, a tak jednoduchý a ještě s návodem, určitě někdy vyzkouším, děkuji.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Super Cute! I'd love to have you share your projects at my party...it just opened!!! XO, Aimee