Fabric

Whimsical Flower Pillow

By  Rebekah Meier 

Add some summer charm to your patio or porch décor with this soft and cheery floral pillow. Combined with a refreshing glass of lemonade, this comfy pillow is the perfect way to relax on a hot summer day.

  • Whimsical Flower Pillow
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • National Nonwovens Wool Felt: Natural, 1/3 yd.; Blushing Bride, 1/2 yd.; English Rose, 1/8 yd.
  • Pink floral print cotton fabrics: large floral (borders), 1/4 yd.; coordinating print, scraps, four
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Pink rick rack
  • Buttons, two
  • Embroidery floss

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Sewing needle and button thread
  • Iron and pressing board
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Disappearing ink marker
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler

Pattern - Whimsical Flower Pillow

  • 1. Cut 10" square from Natural wool felt.
  • 2. Cut two 2-1/2"x10" and two 2-1/2"x15" strips from floral fabric. With right sides together and using 1/4" seam allowance, machine-sew shorter strips to top and bottom of 10" Natural square, trimming strips even. With right sides together and using 1/4" seam allowance, machine-sew remaining strips to sides of sewn panel, trimming strips even. Press seams.
  • 3. Cut backing square from Blushing Bride wool felt to same size as pillow front.
  • 4. With right sides together and using 1/4" seam allowance, machine-sew front and back squares together, leaving a 3" opening. Trim seam allowance and turn pillow right side out. Stuff pillow with fiberfill.
  • 5. Use button thread to whipstitch opening closed.
  • 6. Print out patterns. Using two fabrics, with wrong sides together, trace one large flower onto fabric with disappearing ink marker. Repeat with small flower. Machine-sew on traced line of each flower. Using scissors, cut very close to stitching outside of traced line, being careful not to cut thread. Flowers should have a frayed edge.
  • 7. Trace yo-yo pattern onto fabric. Use button thread to sew a running stitch very close to raw edge of fabric. Pull gathers tight; knot and clip thread. Create two yo-yo's. Use floss to sew buttons to yo-yo centers, knotting on front of button.
  • 8. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut 1/2"-wide strips (stems) from wool felt. Trace and cut leaves from wool felt.
  • 9. Arrange flowers, stems and leaves onto pillow, trimming stems to desired lengths; adhere to pillow.
  • 10. Adhere rick rack trim to pillow as shown.