October 24, 2009

(Tutorial) Tree Circles Pillow

I was inspired by this picture (Etsy), that I saw in a magazine, and I thought that I probably needed to make something like that. I actually saw this idea done as a coaster in Martha Stewart Living a year or two ago and I loved it!

Anyway, I made this felt pillow out of it!
(Sorry about the blurry photo, night time!)

I used a platter for a guide, cutting a little over two inches outside of the edge to make two 16" circles out of brown felt.
Then I cut one 13" circle of ivory felt....
I sewed the ivory circle to one of the brown circles, and used fabric glue to stick on rows of circles in brown yarn.
Once it was mostly dry, I hand stitched several spots here and there to help it stay better.
Then I laid the other brown circle on top of the first two (with the ivory sandwiched in between) and pinned it, and sewed almost all the way around, leaving a 5" opening for stuffing.
I stuffed the pillow with polyfill, and hand stitched the opening shut. Ta-da!
Hmm, almost done....
It looked kind of like a rose to me, so I added another circle around the outer edge. Perfect!

P.S. I have an idea for my blog that I'm really excited about!! But I'll save that for tomorrow's post....

6 comments:

  1. I love it! I had never heard of your blog until a few months ago, and it is seriously one of the cutest ones I have seen! Thanks for all the great ideas!

    Sarah
    sarahsprojects.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cool Disney!!! I love ALL your couch pillows!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I have the exact same brown sweater pillow in the second picture from the bottom sitting on my couch right now. How fun is that? BTW love the tree pillow too.

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  4. Love it! What a great project and great tutorial. x

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