About a week ago I guest posted at Someday Crafts. Here's the post for any of you who might have missed it over there.
Don't we all look through the Pottery Barn catalogs and drool? I know I do. When I saw these pillows in PB Teen I knew I could make them for cheap!
PB version: $39
Cupkateer Version: $5
Ready to make your own? Let's get started!
Click on any of the images to make them bigger.
Begin by cutting the following sizes from your felt:
Step 1: Using your 16"x16" piece begin cutting your scalloped design.
Tip: I use a white crayon when marking dark colored fabric. Afterwards I use a pressing cloth and iron it. The crayon marks will stay on the pressing cloth, not your fabric.
Next you will be cutting out the center. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to use as the pattern. Cut a opening 12" x 12"
Repeat the previous steps to make 2 more scalloped layers. With the following dimensions:
-11"x 11" square scalloped, 8" x 8" center
-7" x 7" square scalloped, 4" x 4" center
Now we are going to sew the front and back pieces together.
First you will need to pin your scallops out of the way.
Now, with right sides together sew the 2- 17" x 11" pieces to the main 17" x 17" piece. Use a 1/2" seam allowance.
Begin by cutting the following sizes from felt:
17" x 17"
17" x 11"
17" x 11"
Scraps for flowers
Cut out your flower shapes. Click below to download my patterns.
Stack the flowers using the following diagram. Tack down the center of the flowers.
Tip: I set my machine to a small zig zag, then dropped the feed dogs when I tacked the flowers down.
Next pin the flowers aside and add a leaf design in a contrasting thread. You can use a free motion foot, stitch them by hand, or eliminate this step.
Add a 16" square pillow form and you're done!
Not to shabby of a knock off if I do say so myself.