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Felt Zinnia Pillow

A few weeks back I found this felt Zinnia pillow on cluckclucksew.com I fell in love with is and had to try to make it.
You can download the instructions for free, but it is pretty simple. First you cut Thirty 3 1/2" circles and twenty 2 1/2" circles from felt. 

The black circles are another type of fabric that I plan to make another pillow out of after this test pillow was completed. Take a piece of fabric 19" x 19" and draw a large circle on it. (I used a dinner plate) and then cut the felt circles in half and start sewing them around the circle.
Once you sew them all the way around you will need to start a new row on the inside. Staggering them so they look more like petals.

Keep going for about 4-5 rows and then you can start with the smaller petals. The closer you get to the center scrunch the petals a little to make the petals stand up. Lastly, cut a 1" circle for the center and sew in the center. This is the finished piece before I sewed the back on.

Looks pretty good for my first attempt. There are places where the top petals don't cover the stitching on the bottom row,but that I can correct on the next attempt with the black material. And then finally sewed and stuff and placed where I can enjoy it while I blog.

I am pretty pleased with myself that I actually finished this and that it was very simple and can't wait to make more!

Comments

  1. This is so(sew) pretty! Great job. FYI I just purchased an OLFA circle cutter from JoAnn's and it is fantastic! Pricey at $27.99 but I used a 50% off coupon...if you make a lot of circles it is worth it!!! The replacement blades
    are not expensive.

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  2. Thanks for tip. I will definately look into it!

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  3. That is just gorgeous! Love the texture and the colors. Love the patchy quilt of your pillow too, very colorful. How'd the black one come out?

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  4. Thanks Ann..Working on the black one.. I will post next week!

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