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Floral Pillows with Ultrasuede Petals

Store-bought cushions spring to life when adorned with pretty, handmade Ultrasuede florets.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2009


Ultrasuede doesn't fray, which means the petals won't need to be hemmed. Scatter them all over one side, or "flower arrange" just a few in one corner.


  • Ultrasuede fabric

  • Needle and thread

  • Store-bought pillow


  1. Photocopy template, enlarging or reducing as desired. Using template, cut out 4 petals from fabric.

  2. Knot end of thread; sew a running stitch through bottom of petals, making 2 stitches for each.

  3. Gently pull thread to gather petals, and knot thread.

  4. Make 1 more stitch to connect last and first petals to form flower, then knot and trim thread.

  5. Repeat, making flowers in a variety of sizes. Tack-stitch flowers to pillow in the desired pattern.

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