Shabby Flower Pillow Tutorial: Guest Post from Burlap and Blue

Sometimes, ideas in my head don’t always turn out as planned. And sometimes, they turn out better….

shabby flower pillow tutorial

shabby flower pillow tutorial

After running across Sweet Jessie’s Scalloped Garland tutorial a few months ago, I wanted to take the same technique and use it to make a shabby, fun, linen pillow. Here’s how I did it:

Supplies Needed:
fabric (I used linen)
sewing machine
zipper (if desired)

Step 1:
Create your “petals”. I’ll explain the technique briefly, you can refer to the tutorial linked above if you need additional help.
Cut out a half-circle template out of cardstock. Place on a double layer of fabric and cut. Take your two layers of fabric and stitch around the curve.

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Step 2: Take sew petals and turn inside out. Press flat. Take petals and arrange your first layer on your pillow fabric.

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Step 3: Stitch petals down to fabric. Repeat for second layer of petals.

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Step 4: Continue creating petals and attaching them to pillow front. I did 5 layers total, and, for layers 2-4, I cut down my template and made the petals slightly smaller. I then cut down the template further for the fifth and final layer.

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Step 5: Almost there! Now you are ready to create your flower’s center. I did this by taking small circles of fabric and folding them once (into a half circle) and again (folding them into a cone shape). Either hot glue or sew your petals shut. Take your petals and hot glue them into a circle onto a small piece of fabric. Once your outer circle is complete, continue layering and working into the center of the circle.

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Step 6: Glue or stitch your flower’s center onto your pillow fabric. Lastly, sew your pillow together in the method of your choice!

shabby flower pillow tutorial

~Burlap & Blue

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  • http://www.thatssoshabby.com Shabby Jen

    I so love this!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  • Scgeraci

    This is really pretty. Thanks for referencing the garland tutorial too. I’ve never seen either.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BFISQEXZI7NHMOCL3XP2JQLWI Jan K

    I love this pillow!! What a gorgeous, contempory look. Lots of fun!~ Thanks for posting this great tutorial.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BFISQEXZI7NHMOCL3XP2JQLWI Jan K

    I love this pillow!! What a gorgeous, contempory look. Lots of fun!~ Thanks for posting this great tutorial.

  • http://eightymillion.etsy.com Jennifer Schulting

    Nice. You could also had a splash of color here and there.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Yakbook

    Wow! It’s so pretty! I thought it was going to be really hard, but your instructions made it look easy. I want to try this! Thank you! : )

  • Cmvotaw

    Lovely. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/Babygirlxx8 Debi Nicholas

    Love your style of rose.
     

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  • Kelseytpayne

    Saw this on another blog (through u-create), but i have to say it on here too, LOVE this idea! It’ll be an awesome addition to my summer pillow project :) 
    http://secondfriday2kelsey.blogspot.com/ 

  • Larrissa warnell

    This pillow is so cute! I am going to be moving soon and was looking for some cute decorating ideas.

  • Melanie Ledgerwood

    Oh my gosh I love this.  I LUV THIS!  GOING TO DO IT.  I may even try one with red (pointsetta) for christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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