A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Felt Pillow How-To

This felt pillow with it’s rosettes (or ruffles) is very much my style. As author Michelle Traub, in this adorable Etsy How-To Article, so eloquently puts it “I haven’t crafted with felt since I was little, but… now I have a whole new universe of respect for the material,” and I couldn’t agree more!

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The artist of the ruffled felt pillow, Anne Kyrrö Quinn, has a similar chic design style as one of my favorite blogs: My Mama Made It. If you love handmade rosettes, ruffles and pretty, delicate things… you must check it out.

While Alexis, of My Mama Made It, focuses primarily on sewing and clothing refashions, we’re teaming up to offer a wonderful tablescape give-away this month featuring her fabulous work.

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There are so many ways to add a bit of homemade touch to your decor… Shown above are a few of Alexis’s floral corsage pins that could easily be incorporated into home design, as these Etsy pillow examples (Raw Studio, De De Etsy Shop) illustrate. My Mama Made It blog offers step-by-step tutorials for all of her creations, too.

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Follow the jump for the DIY of the felt pillow!

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{Felt Pillows with Rosettes}

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Materials and Tools

*Feather pillow insert, 10 x 18″ (25 x 45cm)
*For the pillow cover: 23 1/2 x 19″ (57 x 47cm) orange felt or felted woven-wool fabric
*For the folded rosettes: 20 x 18″ (50 x 45cm) orange felt or felted woven-wool fabric
*Matching sewing thread
*Basic sewing kit

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1. Cut out two pieces of felt for the pillow cover measuring 11 x 19″ (27 x 47cm). To make the rosettes, cut out 60 felt circles with a 3″ (7cm) diameter.

2. Pinch each felt circle in the middle, and fold the sides in to form a rosette. Hand-stitch the base of each folded rosette to hold it together.

3. Starting at one end of the front pillow panel, hand-stitch the rosettes onto the fabric, stitching neatly and securely through the base of each one.

4. Continue adding rosettes, positioning them very closely together to form a dense, wide row of rosettes through the center of the pillow panel. Make sure that the row of rosettes is straight and that there is the same amount of undecorated base fabric on either side of the row.

5. Make up the pillow back and join the front and back following one of the two options below. Insert the pillow form into the finished cover.

Be sure to check out the full post and the background inspiration behind the felt pillow at Etsy.

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