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Project

Felt Leaf Pillow

Introduction

This project can be completed using a store-bought pillow cover, but a flat piece of fabric works best, as it fits easily into a sewing machine. After you embellish the fabric with leaf patterns, you can use it to make a pillow cover.

Materials

  • Leaf template
  • Card stock
  • Felt
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Fabric shears
  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download a leaf template, resizing as desired, and print onto card stock. Cut out template. Lay template on a piece of felt; trace with a disappearing-ink pen. Cut out leaf with fabric shears. Using dotted lines on template as a guide, draw center vein and radiating veins on felt leaf with disappearing-ink pen.

  2. Step 2

    Position felt leaf as desired on fabric (we used linen), securing with straight pins. Using a sewing machine, stitch along marked center vein, working from bottom of stem to tip of leaf.

  3. Step 3

    Starting at 1 leaf point, stitch along radiating vein until you reach center vein. Then pivot fabric, and continue stitching from center vein to opposite leaf point (sewing a V across leaf). Repeat at remaining radiating veins.

  4. Step 4

    Add additional felt leaves as desired, following steps 1 through 3. Use the completed fabric as the front panel for a pillow cover.

Reviews (2)

  • jdwalker 21 Sep, 2010

    It says to use the dotted lines on template as a guide, draw center vein and radiating veins on felt leaf with disappearing-ink pen. There aren't any dotted lines for the veins on the template.
    What did you do Jasmineinchico? Thanks ahead of time for you input.

  • mountain456 26 Jan, 2009

    I made one las tnight and I'll be making 3 more when I have the time. It's important to enlarge the templates so that the leaves appear larg in scale to the size pillow you're making.