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Monday, April 18, 2011

Felt Lattice Pillow

I'm back with yet another felt pillow. This one was inspired by this pillow from West Elm:


After I started working on this, I realized that my plan of attack for the knots was not going to work, and I went in a different direction. I will probably play around with the knot idea a bit more, but for this pillow, I ended up more of a woven lattice look. Even though it is really far from perfectly constructed, I like the way it turned out.


I started out with 2 17"x17" squares and 26 half inch wide strips of felt 23" long (this ended up being a bit longer than I needed, so you could probably cut your strips to be only 21 or 22 inches long). 


I sewed all of the strips up along one edge of one of my squares. I found it easier to add the strips as I went along rather than pin them all to the square before sewing.


Next, I took every other strip and crossed it over the next strip. I sewed over the cross as I went along.


For the next line of stitching, I crossed same strip that went over in the previous row under the next strip.


I folded the strips at the ends of the rows back in the opposite direction like this:


And sew those suckers down:


I would cross all of the strips before sewing, but I would adjust them as I sewed along to make sure they were sewn at about the right distance from the previous line of stitches. If I were to do this pillow again, I would use chalk or a washable fabric pen to mark sewing lines at an equal distance (about 1.5 - 2 inches). This would give the lattice a much more regular look.

Here's what it looks like after a few rows of stitching:


Continue weaving the felt strips until you reach the end of the square. As I played around with this I found there are many different ways you can weave the strips to create different patterns and looks. Play around with it and see what you like.

The front of my pillow all finished:


Once the front is done, simply pin right sides together, sew three seams, flip right side out, stuff in form, pin final edge, and slip stitch shut as we did with the previous pillows.


Done!














    


26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!

    Katie :)
    www.sweetrosestudio.blogspot.com

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  2. Your pillow turned out amazing. I love this. I found your post via your link on WhipperBerry I am a brand new follower.

    www.elephantstrunkllb.com

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  3. Wow! This is amazing! Great job! :)
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm so glad I found you! New follower :)
    I would love for you to stop by my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  4. Thanks all for the kind comments!!

    Alexis

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  5. Really clever idea...I found you through Ruffled Up! I look forward to seeing more projects, I'll be back!

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  6. This looks awesome! I wish I could sew...

    http://gardenberger.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is cool and I could actually do this. I first look at that sweet little Stranger than Fiction inspired afghan, but I can't crochet to save my life. :) But sew felt? I can do that! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, Domesticated Nomad.

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  8. This pillow has the most amazing texture - I'm in love! It's definitely being bookmarked!

    I'm a brand new follower and would love if you'd stop by www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com and follow me!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  9. I just wanted to let you know that I will feature your awesome pillow at tomorrow's linky party! :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up with {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  10. Hi visiting from nifty thrifty things...this pillow is absolutely adorable.

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  11. Lovely! I've enjoyed looking at your recent posts. I'm your newest follower! :) Erin at www.inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

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  12. This pillow is lovely...just beautiful...

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  13. This pillow is stunning! I love how much texture and depth it has. Thanks for linking up to our Pillow Point of View link party!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  14. Lovely!!!
    I want to try that!! ;)

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  15. love it :)
    i am a newest follower, would love if you will follow back :)

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  16. I love this pillow! I have pinned this as I may have to make this one day. I have become your newest follower and look forward to seeing your next wonderful creation.

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  17. For the 1st. pillow, wouldn't you go through the first step of attaching the strip to the pillow top, and then beginning looping two adjacent strips together? Look ing at the picture, I noticed that the loops links with an adjacent loop like a chain link fence does. Does that make sense? I'll try to work on it tonight &, if successful, will post pictures or send them to you if you want to post them. Thanks for the idea! Debbie Stair

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  18. For the 1st. pillow, wouldn't you go through the first step of attaching the strip to the pillow top, and then beginning looping two adjacent strips together? Look ing at the picture, I noticed that the loops links with an adjacent loop like a chain link fence does. Does that make sense? I'll try to work on it tonight &, if successful, will post pictures or send them to you if you want to post them. Thanks for the idea! Debbie Stair

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    1. Hi Debbie! I tried to copy the West Elm pillow a couple years ago, and honestly, I don't remember exactly what I plan of attack was. :) I think I started off by sewing down all the strips, and that did not work out so well for me. I'd love to see how your attempt goes though!

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  19. I just found this on pinterest years later, what size of pillow form did you use?

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