Wool Felt Pillow

Materials

  • Wool felt: white, 3/8 yd.; black, 1/4 yd.
  • Pillow form, 12” square
  • Black satin piping, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Black embroidery floss

Tools

  • Sewing machine and black thread
  • Needle
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, straight pins

Directions

Size

  • 1. Size is 12" square.

Pillow

  • 1. For pillow front and back, cut two 13” white felt squares. Print and cut out patterns. Cut materials as indicated.
  • 2. Use photo as guide to free-hand cut and arrange black felt strips on front for tree branches, overlapping and trimming as needed. Place bird on branch close to center. Place leaves along branches. (Note: Edges of leaves should not be closer than 1” to edge of pillow.) Apply small dabs of glue under black felt shapes to secure to white felt before embroidering.
  • 3. Use two strands black floss to blanket stitch around edges of bird and leaves, and over branches.
  • 4. Pin and sew piping around pillow front, 1/2” from edge, beginning and ending in a corner; remove pins. Sew pillow front to back with right sides together along piping stitching, leaving 10” open at bottom. Trim corners; turn right side out. Insert form into pillow. Hand sew opening closed.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2704/0c4bc403-16ec-458c-81f0-5a54c6b9bfc7.pdf



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