Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pottery Barn Felt Pillows

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.

Scalloped Pillow

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


Next take your 17" x 11" pieces. Stitch a 1/2" hem along the 17" side.

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.

Clip your corners, turn, and insert a 16" square pillow form.

Flower Pillow

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.

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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.

After you've finished the leaves, tack down the petals

To finish, attatch the 17" x 11" pieces the same way as you did for the scalloped pillow.

Add a 16" square pillow form and you're done!

Not to shabby of a knock off if I do say so myself.


Stephanie said...

Those turned out AWESOME!! They look very time consuming though, was it that bad? I probably wouldn't have attempted those on my own, thanks for showing me a DIY is possible!

Leslie said...

Excellent! I drooled over some Christmas felt pillows in the PB catalog and made them myself too. Much cheaper and satisfying!

Suzy D. said...

OMG!these look awesome!
thank you for the tute. I love it when someone else figures stuff out so I can just do it!

jen said...

I am so making these! thanks for the tutorial now to dig out my sewing machine LOL
luvs and glitter

Jess said...

I'm soooo happy I found this tutorial! This is exactly what I've been wanting to make but didn't know how - thanks!

La Xarochita said...

Excelente idea!
Muchas gracias x compartir =)
Intentaremos hacerlo, bye =)

whydelilah said...

thank you for this tutorial. I love pillows, so... i´ll try to make one of these

ameliaharris99 said...

Holy CUTENESS!! I love these! With a house full of girls (3 little ones) these are going to be a definite must!! :) Thanks for sharing!

famr_4evr said...

This is a wonderful pillow! Thanks for the tut! I'm going to make some for my Sweet Senior. I'm your newest follower!

Unknown said...

These are awesome! I've been wanting to copy these for so long! It's good to know its possible and great to have your step by step instructions!

Two Shades of Pink said...

These pillows are absolutely gorgeous! I love them...I'm truly inspired.

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Dinny - Poemas em Cor said...

belas almofadas. lindas mesmo. adorei!

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