Flower Basket Pillow

Project #18317
18317

For a refreshing decorative touch, put these elegant flowers on a pillow to add colorful elements to any couch, chair or bed.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
1/2 ydCream flannelCut (2) 14" squares
4" x 9"Blue woolCut (1) basket
1" x 2 1/2"Dark blue woolCut (1) basket band
2" x 3"Mint woolCut (2) ribbons
Cut (1) oval ribbon knot
3" x 4"Yellow woolCut (2) tulips
Cut (1) flower center
5" x 5"Green woolCut (6) stems
Cut (2) large leaves
Cut (6) small leaves
2 1/2" x 2"Medium rose heather woolCut (1) flower
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"Light pink woolCut (1) flower
2 1/4" x 2 1/4"Medium pink woolCut (1) flower
2" x 2"Lavender wool Cut (1) flower
1 1/2" x 1 1/2"Orange woolCut (1) flower
Cut (1) 3/8" circle
1" x 2"Peach woolCut (1) 5/8" circle
Cut (1) flower center
1" x 1 1/2"Red woolCut (1) 5/8" circle
Cut (1) 1/4" circle
114" Pillow form
1 3/4 ydBlue ruffle trim
Glue baste
Assorted embroidery floss

Note:

  • Finished Size: 14" x 14"

Assembling the Pillow Top:

  1. Use one 14" square for the front of the pillow and one for the back. Set aside the back for now.
  2. Using the pillow photo as a guide, lay out the basket and flower pieces on the pillow front.
  3. Glue baste or pin the down pieces.
  4. Sew around the shapes with decorative stitches.

Finishing:

  1. Baste stitch the blue ruffle trim along the perimeter of the pillow front.
  2. Layer the pillow top and pillow back, right sides together. Pin and sew with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 5−8" long to stuff.
  3. Clip excess fabric in the corners on the diagonal. Turn right side out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.

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