Saturday, January 8, 2011

Holiday Sewing: Petal Pillow

Happy New Year!  The holidays may be over, but I still have a few Christmas projects left to share.  I made this for my mom, lover of fancy throw pillows:

 It may look complicated, but is actually ridiculously easy to make.  I traced and cut all of the petals while watching A Christmas Story, and sewed everything together while watching Escape to Witch Mountain and Gigi (wow.  what a weird combination of movies.). The tutorial is from Cluck Cluck Sew.  She has a few more pillow tutorials that I am dying to try out!  My original plan was to make a pillow cover from Kayte Terry's lovely book, Applique Your Way.  Unfortunately, I can't find my copy anywhere!  Yes, the sewing room/guest villa is that much of a disaster.  No, I will not post photos.  Anyway, I LOVE the way this turned out.  I want to make about 50 of them.  My pillow form was a little smaller than the tutorial called for, so I sized the petals down accordingly.  I *think* I went crazy with the number of petals, though.  I will probably space them out a bit more the next time.  My mom really liked it, and that's what counts. 


  1. Its beatiful...thank you for showing me!!! -Allison

  2. Okay first of all, this pillow is awesome. Secondly, I thought I was the only one that measured effort in the amount of movies it takes to make something. (Current baby afghan: One million and six movies), and Thirdly: You use the same movies I do! Ahhh. I love your blog.
    - Betsy

  3. beautiful pillow! you should make them and sell them on Etsy.. i would buy some for sure!

  4. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. it too early for me to start working on next year's Christmas presents?

  5. Christa - I can't sell them, as the pattern is for personal use only (Allison, the first commenter, is the designer). However, I would be happy to help YOU make one! :)

    Roxanne - Nope, never too early!!