Sometimes you need a bright and cheery craft! This little flower pillow hit the spot for me this week as we got snow day after day.
You can make the flower pillow in any color to match the decor but my favorite part is the texture and dimension of the pillow!
I drew inspiration for this little pillow from a picture of a pillow I saw in an American Girl magazine. It is here if you want to check it out.
As you can see mine is quite different but that is what is fun about looking for inspiration all around you! If you love something you can come up with your own spin and create it yourself!
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make the pillow.
- felt (we love Kunin Felt)
- hot glue (optional)
Let’s get started!
We will need three circles altogether to make the flower pillow. You can make it in any size. I will share my measurements, just as a guide, for those of you that find it helpful.
Cut 2 circles with 3 1/4 inch diameter and 1 circle with a 4 inch diameter.
We will cut the flower out of the large circle. You can cut the flower out free hand or draw the flower out before cutting. I found it easy to fold the circle in half and cut out the petals like below.
I cut out an extra circle to demonstrate the before and after.
If your flower has imperfections, like mine, it doesn’t matter because we are going to mash the petals together and hide any imperfection there might be.
Thread your needle and go down and back up to tie off a knot.
Then stitch all the way around the inside circle just below the inside of the petals.
Pull the stitching to draw up the flower. Holding the flower tight, tie it off with a couple down and up stitches and a knot.
Take one of the two smaller circles and cut a snip in the middle of the folded circle.
Unfold the circle and push open the cut a little wider.
Take the drawn up end of the flower and place it through the whole we just cut.
Pull it through, it will stick out in the back. Stitch around the opening, stitching the cut edge of the hole to the flower stitching through the hole.
Here is the flower on the front side.
On the back side cut off the end of the flower coming through the hole. Don’t cut it too short and be careful to not cut the threads connecting the two pieces. You can add a layer of hot glue over the area to secure the two pieces together but it’s not necessary.
Starting from the center in the back stitch down each pedal, just catching part of the fabric so the stitches don’t show on the front. Here is what the crazy stitching looks like in the back.
Here is the front with all of the petals neatly tacked down.
Now it’s time to make this into a pillow!
Place the second circle together with the one we stitched the flower to. Stitch around the outside edge of the circle 3/4 of the way around.
Before you close off the circle, add the batting. Be sure to not overstuff it.
Stitch it the rest of the way closed and this little pillow is finished!
Decorative pillows are fun on a doll bed or to decorate a chair.
I’m loving the fun dimension and texture of this little flower pillow!
It’s a cheery little pillow, fun to make any time of year!
Just in case you are interested, here is more about today’s post:
- Doll– Julie (now a BeForever doll)
- Outfit– Shirt sewn by Anna
- Scene– Bed and pillows made by Anna. Wall is scrapbook paper. Monkey is a mini stuffed animal keychain.
Enjoy creating, enjoy dolls!