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.