Okay so I am one of those people who loves to look at accessories in magazines and on line and dream. I rarely buy because well we wouldn't eat if I did. Of course the first time I saw the the Z Gallerie pillow it was full price, but it has been way marked down since then, but still more than what I paid to make my own.
First I must say that I saw a tutorial on this by Cluck Cluck Sew and it is very easy to follow. Instead of using different fabric for mine like she does I used felt for the whole pillow. So the petal and the form are made of the same material (more like Z Gallerie). Of course I over estimated how much fabric that I would need so I bought 2 yards. Good thing I did because I already have a friend who wants me to make one for her.
I also hand sewed the petals on because I find that it was rather relaxing for me. So it for sure took me about four hours longer than it took her. Plus my sewing skills on a machine are nowhere like hers. (For some reason I was having serious issues.)
This little beauty is looking a little limp right now because I only had a 16" x 16" pillow, when I really need an 18" x 18" form. I will either pick one up or I might just leave it like it is. This little girl will be going into the window seat of my craft room whenever I get that finished....hopefully this month.
I am surprised at how much I have accomplished this weekend, I hope that I can continue that through the week. I hope that everyone has a wonderful safe week.
Check Me Out!!! I am in the running for the best knock off piece over at Seven Thirty-Three.