Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Guest Blogger - The Gunny Sack - Horchow Knock-off Flower Petal Pillow

Hello Everyone, my name is Tonia and you can find me over at:

The Gunny Sack.

Congratulations to Michelle and her family on the birth of their darling new baby Remington!! I am so thrilled to be a guest on Someday Crafts while Michelle is enjoying time with her family.

I am a mom to three beautiful children and have been married for 16 years to my wonderful husband, Brian.

I want to invite you over to The Gunny Sack where I post crafty tutorials (Wire Memo Board), sewing tutorials (Sunglasses Case), fun stuff for the youngsters (yarn bowl) and recipes (Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake). But today I will share a new tutorial with you:

Knockoff Delancey Felt Petal Pillow from Horchow

Horchow sells this pillow for $145.00! I thought it was beautiful but unaffordable so I decided to make a knockoff and share the tutorial with you!

A free printable pattern for the flower pieces can be downloaded here.

To make the petals, I cut 1 inch wide strips of felt, cut the long strip into pieces slightly bigger than the petal pattern piece and then cut out the petals. I did not count how many pieces I needed, but it is a big stack! You can cut more as you go!

Lay the petals around the circle and sew them on. Make 4 layers of petals this way.

Sew a few stitches by hand to give the top petals shape and attach them to the center of the flower by hand stitching it.

Now, for the pillow, cut 1-14x14 inch square and 2-9x14 inch rectangles of the felt. I also cut 1-14x14 inch square and 2-9x14 inch rectangles of lace to add some texture to the pillow.

Stack a 9x14 inch felt piece and a lace piece and hem one of the 14 inch sides. Then, do the same with the other 9x14 inch pieces.

Now layer felt, lace, lace, felt and overlap the 2 back pieces as shown in the picture above and pin it in place. Then, sew around the outside of the fabric pieces and turn the pillow cover right-side-out.

1. Hot glue flower bases on pillow, close to each other so petals can overlap.

2. There are 4 open spaces in the center of the pillow between the flowers.

3. Cut out more of the top petals and sew 2 of the together.

4. Hot glue the top petal pairs into the 4 spaces.

Stuff pillow with your choice of filling or a pillow form.

Thanks for checking out my tutorial and I hope to see you soon at

THANKS, TONIA! That is one of the most beautiful pillows I have EVER SEEN! Your knock-off looks just like the real thing! I'm amazed! Thanks for sharing.

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  1. Gorgeous! So glad to see you guest posting here!

  2. Tonia, that looks phenomenal! You did a great job:)

  3. Great tutorial Tonia!
    And I didn't know about your yarn bowl...will definitely check that out!

  4. So lovely, but boy, a lot of work

  5. Seriously ... I'm with Michelle: one of the MOST AMAZING pillows I've ever seen! Yours looks exactly like the catalog version! Bravo, girl. You got skills.

  6. Very pretty pillow and thank you for the tutorial.

  7. Thank you ladies!! And thanks again to Michelle for having me as a guest!

  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  9. Wow, that is just gorgeous! I've totally got to make one. . . someday. ;)

  10. Not only is your finished outcome spectacular, your tutorial is super well-explained and illustrated with terrific photography. Thank you for sharing! Great work!

  11. Beautiful! I couldn't get the pattern to download though.

  12. I just finished mine! Red felt on black and white pillow base. It took me three days but it's AWESOME! thanks so much!

  13. Amei esse tutorial parabens, obrigada por dividir com a gente!

  14. First of all I love Horchow, but I could never afford what their stuff costs. Thank you so much for sharing this. you rock it DIY sister!

  15. First of all I love Horchow but I could never afford their stuff. Thank you so much for sharing!


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