Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Felt Pillow

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, dear friends.
I don't do a lot of decorating for this holiday,
but I do like to add a few decor touches here and there.


I decided my rocking chair needed a little Autumn and Thanksgiving love
so I made a felt pillow that sits sweetly on the chair.


All you need:

 felt
 embroidery floss
sewing needle
scissors
batting
button
sewing machine
Thanksgiving stamp
ink
scrap  fabric

For the flower you will need to cut out four big petals
and four small petals.


The petals look like hearts with a straight edge rather than pointy.
Thread the needle and sew a running stitch through each petal.


Once all four petals are on the thread pull the needle through the first petal 
and pull tightly then tie a knot.


The flower should look like this.
Do the same with the small petals.


On the main piece of felt embroider a stem and sew on the leaves.
Then sew on the pumpkins.


The pumpkin stems were glued on.


I stamped 'Happy Thanksgiving' onto a piece of muslin fabric
and hand sewed the piece on.


The flowers were glued on.
They are "sturdier" that way.
And the button was also glued onto the center.


I used the sewing machine to stitch the pillow together
and as you can see the seam is on the outside - I like the look of the edges.
When you're sewing the pillow together don't forget to leave a small opening
so that you can fill your pillow with batting.


And that's all you have to do :)
May your day be full of many sweet blessings, dear friends!

37 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Your pillow is really cute, and I love, love that rocking chair. Hope your keeping cozy - we just got an early-for-our-area blast of cold air. Hope we get a little snow, too, as there's no sense in wasting freezing temps, I say. ;)
Have a great day, Stephanie!

Anna said...

A very sweet pillow....
Have a nice day !
Anna

Ariƫlla said...

it is in one word: beautiful! ( two words: beautiful and cozy)

Is Thanksgivings a vacation? Every day Thanksgivings? A week long? Here we only have one Thanksgiving Day :)

Have a good day.

Lauren Nelson said...

What a cute idea! The purple flower and those little pumpkins are just adorable!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful job Stephanie. The pillow is so sweet. I love the Happy Thanksgiving touch.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty, and perfect for your rocking chair!

silverfeather said...

So dear...I especially love the pumpkins and the muslin Happy Thanksgiving! All the hand stitching gives a cozy feel too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's lovely. You always make projects look easy enough for all of us to make! HHhmmmm...I might try! Hugs!

carolann said...

Very pretty.

My one friend made me many of them. I have them up on my shelf in my bedroom for show and tell.

Yours are very pretty.

Cattails said...

Very pretty and colorful for Thanksgiving. I don't decorate much for the holidays these days. When my nieces and nephews were much younger, we enjoyed special holiday touches.

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful and it sits so well in your rocking chair. I love the Happy Thanksgiving embellishment.

Maria said...

What a sweet pillow for your chair, Stephanie! Love the big flower with pretty button! Thank you for the tutorial! Hope you're having a wonderful week, hugs!:-)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a cute and sweet little pillow! And I do love that beautiful quilt hanging over the back of the chair. Mmmm.

Mehrll said...

How bright and colorful. You are so talented. TFS

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... such a pretty touch. Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

Monika MW said...

Lovely post, sweet pillow. I like it. Your job is perfect. Hugs and blessings, Stephanie.

Debbie Harris said...

You always make it look so simple!!
I especially like the Happy Thanksgiving embellishment.

Love you!

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie,
This is beautiful!! You create such lovely items. I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet as usual!

Dianna said...

Stephanie dear, you've made such a beautiful pillow for your rocking chair. I have a special pillow in mine, as well,...made of felt and fabric, BUT I did not make mine. I appreciate your talent.

Hugs to you!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is so sweet, dear friend - perfect for your rocking chair! Love the pretty flower and colors :) Hugs xo Karen

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I love your Thanksgiving pillow you made and it's so festive and perfect. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make one. Thanks giving is right around the corner! Have a nice Friday and weekend.
Julie

Vee said...

What a cute project! You make it all look so easy.

kitty said...

Aww what a cute Thanksgiving pillow you've created, Stephanie. I love the felt look and the little Happy Thanksgiving banner on it. You're so creative! xo

Scrappy quilter said...

You always make the cutest things. Wondering about the comment though about boycott american women.

Nikki said...

As always LOVE IT!!! :) I may try something like that.

NanaDiana said...

That is really cute, Stephanie. The nice thing about working with felt is you don't have to deal with the fraying. It is just darling! xo Diana

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

It always amazes me how you just whip these things up! LOL!

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely pillow! You did a very nice job!

Sandra said...

Oh my, this little pillow is adorable! Thank you for sharing how to make it.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Friday Stephanie,
What adorable pillows. Felt is big right now. I just purchased a sheet to play with. Your pillow design can be sewn up for any season. Love it.
Blessings!

Dee said...

Oh, I just love your pillow, Stephanie. I'm working on a pillow right now, too. I'll probably post a picture soon... :)

Conniecrafter said...

That is just as sweet as can be, love the purples!!!

Gail Dixon said...

You are so gifted! You put so much thought and love into your creations. That silver button was the perfect touch!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

This is such a sweet little pillow! I love how it's not traditional Thanksgiving colors too, nice little change :o)

Tania

Ida said...

I liked this sweet little pillow. The purple flower is unexpected but so cute.

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie, your Thanksgiving pillow is so adorable. I especially love the Thanksgiving message that you stamped onto the fabric. Such a nice touch! Love it!
Linda
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