Monday, February 28, 2011

Embellished Flower Pillow

This weekend I made a new pillow for my bed, I swear I only have 2 or 3 more to make and then I am DONE with pillows...for a little while :) 

I found this pillow at GoodWill a few weeks back for a $1.00 and knew it would be a perfect addition to my bed, after all, it is a feather pillow! 

I measured the pillow and then used the pillow tutorial found HERE to make a "slip cover" pillowcase. 

After following the tutorial, I set my pillowcase aside and started working on the flowers. I found a template HERE and began cutting out the sizes I wanted. 

I then traced the shapes onto a piece of grey felt

After cutting them out I searched through my button jar to find 3 of the same buttons. Here is what I came up with. 

Next, I took my sewn pillowcase and laid the flowers out to see how I wanted them. I then placed dots where the flowers should go. 

I begun sewing the flower and button on to the pillow case

It's important to make sure you aren't sewing the back flap down. 

Once all three flowers were sewn on, I placed my pillow in it's new case.

It's Perfect!!

Felt Flowers....$0.25
Thread........... $0.10

Grand Total...$3.35


  1. wow. this turned out great. so pretty. (I could never stop making pillows.)


  2. Your pillow came out so great. I love the felt flowers. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  3. This is gorgeous, I love it. I'm tempted to do a few more home sewing projects now you've inspired me!