Monday, December 1, 2014

DIY Hi-Jack: Poinsettia pillow by Pottery Barn

(Re-post. org posted on 12/29/13 worth viewing again!)
I have to say that I have seen this pillow all over the web. I thought that it was really cute and it didn't really look that hard to make. I think this is the pillow that everyone or almost everyone was inspired by.

 I made pillows with my book club members for our Christmas party and this was one pillow that I wanted them to try. Time got away from us making the other pillows an we never had to the chance to make these. I told the ladies that I would make these pillows for them and here they are. I made six pillows.

  1. Felt
  2. Pillow fabric    (If you do venture to use burlap, use premium burlap not the cheap stuff it will work much better.)
  3. Thread
  4. Sewing machine
  5. Hand sewing needle (pillow closing can be done with machine)
  6. Lint roller
  7. Scissors
  8. Marker for stencil
  9. Jewelry/Buttons or Accessory for middle of poinsettia
1.Cut felt into two different sizes
(I did not use a pattern for my leaves I just free handed these. You can look for images on Google. Feel free to have a cup of tea while making pillows)

2. The two sizes
3. Practice placement
10 large and 5 small make one of my flowers.

4. Pin felt to pillow square (my pillows were 16X16)

5. Start stitching about half way up the petal

6. Place next layer and stitch half way up the petal, 
make sure you totally cover all the fabric in the center of the flower.

You can see your poinsettias starting to take shape. 
I used gold thread for the contrast. 
7. Now put the final layer of petals and stitch. 

8. Now sew pillow pieces wrong sides together, trim corners and turn over to the right side 

9. Pillow pressing time. 

10. Now stuff those bad boys as firm as you like. 

You will need this especially if using  burlap, which I would not suggest if your a first time sewer. 

This is what I am using for my middles. I got these from Michael 's about
 $10.00 for the two strands that have four pieces on each.
11.  Sew them to the middle of your poinsettias.

Tada!!! You would now be finished!!



  1. Are they for sale? I need some of these pillows in my life. You did a fabulous job on these.

    1. Sorry Keisha , they are not for sale :( but thanks for the comment. ~That Chic~

  2. wow it's fantastic, very nice
    come in my blog if you want

    1. Thanks! and I will stop by to show you love! Thank you for coming by.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Andie, I was really pleased with how easy and how fantastic they look. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. What stencil did you use?

    1. I just free handed my leaf, super easy! You can pull up a picture on google.

  5. I love all your creations! Beautiful beautiful pillows. you inspire me to learn how to sew. I only need to try to find the time with four children three under five years old and one is eighteen. The time to learn the craft eludes me for now. Thank you for sharing your art. Happy Holidays

    1. Sometimes making time to do things you like it challenging with a family life. My little ones are all big ones now os I have plenty of time for my crafts but I keep starting to many at the same time! Happy Holidays to you and your family and I hope to see you again!

  6. Free Handed wow. They are fabulous.

  7. Beautiful pillows. I could use a few of those on my couch for the Holidays!

    1. Thanks Lisa! You too can made these babies,,,so so so easy!

  8. Beautiful, they are just beautiful

    1. These are really fun pillows. I have a few new patterns I can't wait to try out.


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