Mother's Day

Springtime Flower Pop Pillow just in time for Mother’s Day

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the birds are singing and Mother’s Day is approaching. This year skip the bouquet and give flowers that will last. With bright, poppy colours this pillow inspires feelings of happiness and joy. Pro tip: you could also use a ready made pillow cover instead of making one if you have one on hand. A simple design of a few felt flowers with yarn stems – we fell in love with this sweet pillow and we hope you – and your mom – will too!

A close up of the finished felt flowers
What You’ll Need:
  • Fabric for the pillow casing
  • Felt in four colours
  • Green yarn
  • Decorative felt balls (or pom poms)
  • Large eyed needle (like a darning or embroidery needle)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Fabric Glue
  • Sewing Machine
  • Needle and thread
How to make the pillow case

Measure your fabric for the pillow casing. Be sure to leave room – at least 1/2″ all the way around – for a seam allowance. Stitch three sides closed with the forth left open enough that you can slip your pillow inside.

How to cut out the felt flowers

Cut flowers out of the coloured felts. We made three different sizes in various shapes. You’ll need about twenty flowers to make your pillow.

How to arrange felt shapes into flowers onto the pillow case

Arrange your cut flowers on the pillow case. When you like how it looks, start attaching the flowers with the method you have chosen, either put a couple of stitches in the centre of each flower, or a dab of fabric glue.  If you are sewing, make sure to secure your flowers with pins so you don’t lose your design. Work your away along the pillow until all the flowers are attached.

Collage of how to sew the stems onto the pillow case

Next, take the green yarn and thread a length onto the large eyed needle. Tie a knot in the end of the thread and start stitching the flowers stems starting from the inside of the casing. Tie another knot in the in the thread inside the casing to secure the flower stem. Sew stems for all the flowers.

How to sew the pillow closed

Insert your filling into the casing and stitch up the remaining opening. Happy Crafting!

Finished project on a sofa in a home
Finished project on a chair in a home
Finished project inside by a window
Finished project outside on a bench

Made this for Mum last year? Maybe try a personalized Mason Jar filled with her favourite things or some pressed flowers picked by little hands.


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