Do you guys remember this flower pillow I made? I wrote about it in my first ever blog post (click picture below to read the full post):
I re-made it into this:
A few weeks ago, while watching The Bachelorette, I grew so agitated at Bentley that I looked over, saw the pillow sitting there and decided that I hated it. Poor innocent pillow bore my wrath. It was late at night, Jeff saw the crazy in my eyes as I started attacking it with scissors. I believe he shouted “What are you doing?!? Are you nuts?!! STOP!” as I tore off the front flower with my teeth (just kidding about the last part!). I used scissors to cut off the front flower:
I realized that I just didn’t like how the circular flower was centered on a rectangular pillow anymore, it seemed like all my pillows were either rectangular or square-shaped and I wanted something different. I decided to keep the flower part and to re-make the pilllow in a circular form. And because I am stubborn, I had to make it right then. Of course!
To make the circular pillow, I cut out 2 circles of matching felt about the size of the flower head and a rectangular piece cut an inch longer than the circumference of the circles. I don’t know how I hold a degree from Harvard because I had no idea how to calculate the circumference of a circle. My 8th grade math skills failed me! doh! Then Jeff and I proceeded to have a disagreement on how to calculate it. Google came through for us as we eventually learned that the circumference is Pi multiplied by the diameter. (Sorry these pictures are a little yellow. I started this crazy sewing spree around 11pm at night so the picture quality is bad.)
Then I pinned the edge of the rectangular piece all around the outer edge of one circle and sewed in place. The rectangular piece should overlap by 1″ at the ends:
Repeat with the other circle, pinning and sewing the rectangular piece to the other circle face.
The overlapped ends of the rectangular piece should create an opening where you can stuff batting in:
After you have stuffed the inside with batting, sew the opening shut by hand :
I added a row of larger petals around the flower to add more fluffiness around the edges and this is the end result!
Late night sewing sessions usually lead to misaligned seams and uneven hemmed pants. Too much reality television often brings out the crazy in me but I’m very happy with the results. I like this flower pillow more than I did before!