Monday, 10 March 2014

DIY ~ Flower Pillow For Mother's Day

This is truly unique and unconventional way to give flowers to your mother!

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Supplies Needed:

fabric (linen here)
sewing machine
zipper (if desired)

Step 1:

Create your “petals”. 
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. Here we did 5 layers total, and, for layers 2-4, we cut down the template and made the petals slightly smaller. 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. We 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!

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