This flower can be done with or without a sewing machine! It truly is easy and can be done in an hour or so....really I don't know how long it takes. I stop to get someone a drink, help get out a toy, etc. :)
Step one, decide how big you want your pillow and where you want your flower/s to be. I find a CD works for a good object to trace, it makes a nice sized flower. I start by cutting out felt circles. Cut out about 2in. across and cut out 10 or so start and then cut those circles in half. Each of mine are a little different, I don't cut them all out exactly the same, I like the look that gives.
|Like my choice of CD!? lol!|
|The first layer, see how IMperfect it is....thats okay!!!|
|With the second layer, you use the same sized circle halves as the first layer.|
|When you get to the next layer cut some smaller circles. As I do this layer I create a small crease in the petal. It gives it a little dimension. Your machine will kind of want to do this crease anyway. Mine does anyway.|
|So heres what it looks like after four layers. Add more or less, do whatever you want for your look. There are no right or wrong ways to do this.|
|I like to add a twisted flower to the middle. All I do is simply cut a section of the felt and twist it. I sew it by hand with dmc floss. Use a strong needle to get through the felt.|
|Heres where you twist until you form enough of a flower to cover the center.|
|Looks like this as I do it, then I secure it to the middle of the flower.|
|Here is what you end up with, flippin adorable!!|
|Today I decided to add a small flower too, so I did the same as the other.|
Now you sew it and make it a pillow!! Careful ironing around it...but you will want to iron, it gets kind of wrinkly looking!
|So, here is the front of it.|
|And to change it up a little bit, I put a patterned fabric on the back.|