Decorative throw pillow covers are your best friends when you want to add accents to your living room, or patio, or even your own bedroom when an occasion calls for it. Read on and create your own piece to redecorate your home anytime.
Dainty Decorative Throw Pillow Covers For Your Home
A decorative throw pillow cover is the easiest way to give a space a facelift, not to mention an inexpensive one. This easy sewing project will let you redecorate your place anytime. For starters, let’s make these felt dandelions throw pillow covers. What’s good with this DIY project is that it’s quick and easy to make. The materials are not hard to find either. Let's get started!
What You'll Need:
- Finished throw pillow cover
- Polka dotted felt fabric
- Circle template
- Hot glue
- You need to make the throw pillow cover first before you can decorate it.
- Check this link for the basic tutorial on how to sew custom pillow covers.
How To Make Felt Dandelions Throw Pillow Covers
Step 1: Trace Circles
Keep all the materials you need handy. For our first step, we will be tracing circles on our patterned felt fabric. Use a template for the circle like a bottle cap. It is nice if you have different sizes of circles.
Step 2: Cut The Circles
Next, get a good pair of scissors and cut out the circles you have traced earlier.
Step 3: Make The Dandelion Petals
To make your dandelion petals, you need to make smaller circles using the black felt cloth. Make various sizes of your dandelion petals. Once you have these smaller circles, glue them on the patterned felt fabric.
Step 4: Cut Strips Using The Black Felt Cloth
Let’s take out your remaining black felt fabric, and cut out thin strips of black felt in varying lengths to create the stems. It’s OK if the stems are not straight. A little curve adds character. This will be your dandelion’s stem.
Step 5: Draw Lines
Imagine how you would like to position your black stems on the felt cover. Then, with your pencil, draw lightly on the felt cover some guide lines where you will be gluing the stems.
Step 6: Gluing The Stems
Now it’s hot glue time! Hot glue over the line then stick-on your black stems.
Step 7: Gluing The Dandelions
Once you are done with the black stems, arrange the dandelions on its tip and check out how it looks. If you are satisfied with the arrangement, hot glue the pieces into place and you're all done.
Let’s take a closer look on the creative process with this video from I Am Learning Sewing and Embroidery:
Don’t limit yourself to the design of your decorative throw pillow covers. You can change the colors of the flowers and pillow case. Even change its shape. This is just a basic guide that can catapult you to new projects like making this felt flower applique for your throw pillow cover. It is always exciting to go outside the box and explore. In fact, sewing, for me, is also an art. It requires creativity and exploration.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.