I came across this pattern at Joann.com. I was not enamored with the instructions so decided to do my own. This flower pillow with free pattern is an intermediate sewing project but a strong beginner could take it on. It doesn’t take too long to make and is a very cute result. I just love this project. If you would like more home decor projects like this one check these out.
I used a variety of yellow and white fabrics for this project that I purchased at Joann’s but you could make your flower any color you like. You can also head to Amazon fabrics or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your flower pillow. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
What you will need: How to Sew. Flower Pillow with Free Pattern
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link
- 1/2 yd Fabric A — yellow gingham
- 1/2 yd of Fabric B — White
- 1/3 yd Fabric C — yellow
- Polester fiberfill
- Sewing machine
- Standard supplies
Step 1: Cut out the Fabrics
From the petal pattern piece cut ten pieces of each color of petal. This will be enough for the front and back of the pillow. Cut two center pieces that a measure 11 1/4″ in diameter. Using fabric A cut two rectangles that measure 4″ x 36 1/2″ .
Step 2: Stitch the Petals
Place one fabric A petal piece right sides together with one fabric B petal piece and stitch the straight edges together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Continue stitching the petals together alternating the colors until you have 10 pieces stitched together. Once you have stitched the petals together stitch the final petal to the first petal creating a circle. Repeat for the remaining 10 pieces. You should have two sets of petals.
Step 3: Add the Centers
Place the center pieces right sides together with the petal circles in the center. Pin extensively to secure. Stitch the center circle to the petals using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Take care with the process as it is a little fidgety. Notch the circle so that t lays flat.
Step 4: Stitch the Gusset
Take the two 4″ x 33 1/2″ and stitch the short sides right sides together using a 1/4′ seam allowance. Take the gusset and place it right sides together with one of the flower pieces you created. Pin extensively around the petal pieces and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat for the other side but this tie leave one of the petals open for turning. When you get to the end, stitch the short sides of the gusset together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn the pillow right sides out through the opening you left.
Step 5: Stuff the Pillow
Using the opening you left in the pillow stuff the fiberfill into the pillow as plump as you like. ice you have finished stuffing the pillow stitch he opening closed using ladder or invisible stitch. You have now finished your flower pillow with free pattern.