So I will go ahead and just show you the "flat version", it's still very pretty! <---in my opinion, lol!!
I know everyone has made a petal pillow in blog land! I've seen them at the stores as well!! Who ever created them first, well we just may never know!! The majority of them that I have seen have been made with felt of all colors. Mine was made from Olive Green Velveteen upholstery cloth! It was free-cycle item that I picked up one day, I had not idea what I was gonna do with it, but i knew I wanted it. I saw one at Target and immediately said....hey I can make that!! So I started on it like in April and then forgot about it....not really I just got really busy with other things so it went into my things to finish pile! I started working on it Saturday night and finished Sunday night. This is when I realized I had no more stuffing!! ugh....don't you wish HobbyLobby was open 24hrs like Walmart is?
So, now that it is like 95% complete, here is the picture story of how it was made!
|My Petal Pillow!|
|I drew and cut out a small template and just traced onto the back or the fabric with a marker, and since I'm a big dummy I used a red marker too! lol!! Then I cut out like a million petals....I sure did get a cramp in my hand.|
|Lots of arranging was going on......|
|More rearranging.... I didn't want to make it exactly like the one's I had seen. I don't follow rules or patterns, I like to eyeball everything. I like to make and disassemble it until its what I like. That's what makes it unique! lol!|
|I was finally happy with this arrangement. If you really look , the center is not really centered!!|
|I put a little fold on ever petal.|
|I sewed across, then did a back stitch.|
|See, I did this to all million petals! ☺|
|Here is the stitch that I used....thank goodness for my fancy-schmancy sewing machine!|
|With correct sides facing each other I sewed across the edges, with a 1/4 seam allowance. |
I also did a back stitch at each corner (+).
|I made sure I left a 5-6 inch opening, so I can get that flower to come out. |
I also back stitched at the edges of the opening I didn't want it to unravel.
|Clipped the corners, making sure I didn't cut the stitching.|
|Starting at the very bottom layer I glued the tip down, allowing the petal to kind of balloon in the center. Then just moved on to the next level till they were all glued.|
|For the center I cut out a 5 pointed petal, I just eyeballed it here. It didn't need to be perfect . Then I just folded it in it's center till I got the shape I wanted.|
|After getting the shape that I wanted, I sewed (3) stitches to the back part.|
|I then just used my hot glue gun and glued down the center flower, then I glued down my little gem for the center.|
I ♥ the way my flower came out.
|I love how the flower is not centered and looks like it's bursting from the right corner.|
|It's a pretty big decorative pillow. About 17 x 21 inches.|
When I finally get my stuffing, I will be sure to re-edit this post with a new pic!! Well I hope you've enjoyed my pics. anyway