Happy Monday! Lately, I have been working on some craft-y projects for my friend’s baby shower…will share soon! 🙂
But today, I want to show you a pillow I made for my little girl’s room. I’ve decorated her room in a pink & green color scheme with a flower theme. I had this grand idea to try to make a felt flower pillow for her. So I went to the fabric store and found this color fabric:
the cool thing – it was in the remnant section & only cost about $2 for a pretty big piece. I grabbed it, even though it was FLEECE and not FELT. no biggie, it still works. 🙂
(Side note: growing up, I always despised fabric stores. I thought they were boring places where old ladies would stay for days on end and fritter all their time away. Would you believe this…the other day, I actually signed up for a preferred customer card??? Aughhhh – what am I coming to?!?! 😉 Years from now, if you see an old woman in a fabric store who is wandering around and feeling all the fabric, say hello to her. It might be me. If you’re feeling exceptionally nice, slip her a sugar-free cookie. End of side note.)
I have seen some super cute flower pillows floating around etsy and blogland, so I wanted to try to recreate something similar. Here’s what you need:
- felt (or fleece ;))
- thread (matching or contrasting – depending what look you’re going for)
- the essentials: scissors, sewing machine (or a needle if you’re doing it by hand)
- filler for your pillow
First, start out by deciding how big you want your pillow to be. I just took a pillow I liked the size of, measured it, and cut the pink fleece material to size.
Next, cut the flowers out of your extra fleece. My daughter has a flower comforter, so I used a similar shaped flower for her pillow. I copied the flowers on a piece of paper, then cut out several paper flowers.
Take your paper flowers and arrange them on the fabric in a way you like:
Then cut out your fleece flowers, pin them on the fleece, and begin sewing! I decided to use a contrasting yellow thread because my daughter’s comforter is yellow. 🙂
Now you can start putting your pillow together! I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of this process…I was doing this before I thought to document every step! :/ But, it’s pretty simple – just sew your 2 sheets of fleece – 1 with flowers, the other plain – wrong sides together (flowers on the inside) and leave a couple inches un-sewn.
I may or may not have sewn the whole thing together…
then remembered I needed to stuff it…
then had to rip out a bunch of it…
I’ll let you decide 😉
Now stuff the pillow (I used some old sweaters I was going to get rid of. haha 🙂 but you can buy pillow stuffing – or take apart one of your kids’ old stuffed animals. I also considered that method.) And finally, hand sew your pillow shut. Now admire your results!
And here’s how it looks in her room:
Aaaaaand, here’s how it looks with my baby standing in front of it:
Yes. I think she’s adorable. And I think that is the best picture of the pillow too. 🙂
Now, go make your own cute pillow!!!