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