Petal Pillow Tutorial



Canvas drop cloth (or other fabric for the body of the pillow)
Felt (7.5” X 17.5”)
Sewing machine + thread
Hand sewing needle
Petal template

Random blah blah blah about cutting the petals:  The wool blend felt I bought was 17.5” wide.  I cut three 2.5” strips and then cut those strips into 2.5” squares.  This gave me 21 squares (18 for the big petals, 3 for the smaller center petals).  I stacked the squares 3 or 4 at a time to cut them out.

Random blah blah blah about the body of the pillow:  I had an 18” pillow form, so I cut my front piece 18” X 18”.  I used the already hemmed drop cloth edges to cut two 12” X 18” (this was the hemmed edge) pieces for the envelope closure on the back.  If you don’t have a hemmed edge, you’ll want to cut yours bigger to allow for hemming.

Now where were we?  Oh yeah.  The pillow.

Decide where you want to position your flower on the pillow.  Lay out 6 of the petals like this.  I’ve included my tape measure in the shot, so you can see about how far apart I spaced them.


Pin them if you need to, and then sew them down (in towards the center).


Position another 6 petals for the second layer.  Pin and stitch.


Position another 6 petals for the third layer.  Pin and stitch.


Your 3 center petals are going to be sewed in place like this:


(pinch ‘em like a piece of farfalle pasta)

You can tack them into that shape first, or you can do it as you sew them on.  You’ll want to sew them on with the points lined up with those in the 2nd row of petals.


Put the rest of the pillow together, and you’re done!




  1. This is such a great tutorial! I want to make this for sure. Thanks for the inspiration. I adore your blog by the way!

  2. Beautiful! I wonder how these would be as hair accessories. ;) Thanks for the tutorial and template!

  3. Coolest freakin’ felt-flower-pillow-thing ever. So not a fan of orange, but I think the orange rocks. And I’m with KellyS: the flowers would make great clippies or headbands.

  4. LOVE!!!! I enjoy your blog so much..I love the sarcasm and the tutorials for making crap!!! Seriously… I do!

  5. Love it! You make it look so easy – even I could do it!

  6. This is really cute Char!! I love the flower – and the orange is so great. I love those other pillows you have too. :)

  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea to accent a room! I love that you chose a neutral fabric but accented it with that bright pop of orange.

  9. Love the flower! Love the orange! Love the pillow! Ahh Love!

  10. marie rose says:

    um…this is ADORABLE. you are AMAZING!

  11. Do you know how in love I am with this pillow? I’m off to raid my felt stash and get to crafting! I’m going to put them on a felt circle first and then tack on to my already existing and boring pillows. Lovely! Thank you so much!

  12. I love this! I’m putting it on my I want to make list! Thanks for sharing.

  13. LOVE the petal pillow and the green and orange print pillows, too. LOVE. LOVE. Did I mention my LOVE? SO not crap, girl!

  14. Love it, love it. How cute and simple. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Orange IS my favorite color! This pillow is fun!

  16. Oh my word that looks fantastic!

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