Thursday, July 8, 2010

Isn't She Pretty?!

I've been wanting to making a petal pillow for quite sometime now...when I first stumbled upon this tutorial, I didn't know "how" to sew yet (not that being able to sew a straight stitch qualifies me as a "sewer" but you get the picture) and after my 3 hour sewing class at JoAnn's I think I know how to use my machine.  On Monday, after class, I convinced Stephen that we needed to go to JoAnn's to get the things I would need to make my petal pillow.  It was silly of me to go and purchase the materials because I really don't have the time to even make the darn pillow (I've had A LOT of projects and readings and papers to do for my summer grad school classes, especially this past week and it's consuming my life).  BUT, that didn't stop me!  No, no, no!  When you've got the materials sitting around just begging to be used, you've GOT to do something about it...so I did...
Look at how good she turned out!  ***This isn't because I am a fantastic seamstress but because she was super easy to make, just a little time consuming...YOU CAN DO IT!
This pillow would be perfect for any lady in your life (including yourself), only don't go thinking you can put it on the bed you share with your spouse because if they're anything like mine they'll remind you repeatedly that there's a flower on the front of the pillow, just in case you've forgotten :)
p.s. did I mention that the whole thing (pillow form included) cost me $15?  $15 for the felt, fabric, 2 colors of thread and pillow form...yes please!

I got this idea from VandCo. when she spotlighted Cluck, Cluck, Sew a couple months back.  You can go here to see the tutorial.
***the 1 thing that needs to be changed about the tutorial is when you go to sew the edges of the 2 short pieces of fabric (right after you've sewn the flower on the front piece), she tells you to sew the short edges of the fabric, but that is a typo - you should sew the edges that measure 19"...this will make sense to you if you read the tutorial :)
Email me if you have any questions and make sure you let me know if you make one cause I wanna see it!  
Happy Sewing!



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38 comments:

  1. I mean, I for real obsessed with that pillow! So much detail. It is gorgeous!

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  2. your pillow turned out amazing! i've just added it to my to sew list!

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  3. Beautiful work! Can I put in an order for one? : )

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  4. looks great, congrats on your new pillow! love that background fabric, too.

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  5. Okay, I'm impressed! That pillow is adorable! Great job :)

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  6. holy cow! that's awesome!! i'm asking for a sewing machine for christmas and want to start classes too. this is going on my list (once i have the ability to create!) GREAT JOB!!

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  7. Kari - that's awesome! I'm so impressed!

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  8. that is AWESOME!! you did such a good job! do i see an etsy store in your future?

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  9. so cute! I have a sewing machine collected DUST because I have no clue how to use it. Great job!

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  10. Beautiful! You did a great job!
    Annette

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  11. Awesome pillow!

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  12. I love that pillow. I've been meaning to make it for some time now! Yours just turne out wonderfully!

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  13. I love, love, LOVE it!! Must make one. Need to make one!

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  14. Oh, I love this pillow, and the name of your blog too! He he
    Have a good night!

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  15. That's really bright and gorgeous!! I LOVE the petals! Great job! Visiting from DIY parade
    justsewsassy.com

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  16. Kari - Your pillow turned out beautifully! Hard to believe it's your first real project. Thanks for the link to the tutorial! I've definitely got to make one; they are too beautiful! Following you along now thru the DIY Club. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  17. Your pillow turned out great! So pretty!!

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  18. Tre chic! I need two of those for matching chairs. I have been looking at those too. Yours turned out just great. Where are you going to show it off?

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  19. I want a petal pillow!!! I love this! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  20. I just love it! You did a fantastic job!

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  21. that flower is perfect! Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  22. What an adorable pillow!! You did a great job! (Even if it's easy - YOU still did it -- and it's awesome!!)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  23. Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous!! I love anything ruffly or flowery right now. :) You did a great job. Visiting from Hope Studios' Tutorial Tuesday. :)

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  24. Great work. It looks like that $75 pillow from Bliss Living.

    http://www.blisslivinghome.com/jenna-cream-p-1037.html

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  25. That is beautiful and turned out great. I actually just today bought the felt to do this pillow. Seeing yours give me another push of confidence.

    BEAUTIFUL!

    Larissa
    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  26. The flower turned out so pretty- there will be no stopping you if you can make this after a short JoAnns lesson. I'd love it if you would also link this to Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  27. So pretty! I love all the details and the color just pops off the pillow. Nice work! I'm wanting to try one out for my daughters new room.

    Amber

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  28. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on Favorite Things Friday! If you would like a Featured button stop by and pick one up! Thanks!

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  29. How pretty! What a great job with your new sewing skills.

    Kat
    BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Kari! I just found your blog through Somewhat Simple. You have such great stuff on here. I'm definitely going to try this adorable pillow! I'm looking forward to reading your blog from now on!

    Kate
    http://bookwormtobombshell.blogspot.com/

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  31. Beautiful! I love the colors you chose. And congrats on figuring out your sewing machine!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

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  32. I loved this so much, I featured it today :)

    http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you.html

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  33. That is awesome. You did such a great job!

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  34. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  35. You've talked me into it! Yours is fantastic, great color and pattern choice!

    Thanks for the inspiration, Lynea

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  36. This is beautiful!! I am so impressed. I want to make one for my daughters room now.

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