How to make a ruffled felt pillow

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Depending on the size of the pillow you want to make will depend upon how many felt circles you will need to cut. I decided to do a longer skinnier pillow 24″ long and 8″ wide so I ended up cutting approximately 100 3″ round circles out of felt. I recommend buying the softer felt by the yard.

Once I had all circles cut out I cut out the front and back of the pillow using the same felt. I then took my felt and drew lines about 2 ” apart with a dark colored pencil

Once I had the lines drawn I took each circle and folded it in half like this:

Then I folded it in half again so it looked like this:

I took each circle and placed them along the lines I had drawn on the pillow and slowly sewed each one into place. So it should look like this:

I have known a few people to randomly hand sew these into place but that to me would take forever! So when I was done sewing on circles to the strips I randomly filled in bare spots with circles to make it look a bit fuller.
When finished sewing all circles into place I put my two large square felt pieces back to back (or inside out) and sewed the 4 sides together, leaving a small opening to turn it right side out and fill with batting. Then I hand stitched the closure together.

Here I have it displayed next to my Jersey knit pillow

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  1. says

    I have so much respect for people who can make these kinds of pillows because they look so great but the thought of cutting out all those circles myself makes me cringe!

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