How to Make a Beaded Pillow

So as promised, I added another pillow to my collection this week! I LOVE it! Here it is and a little tutorial on how I put it together!



I started with a rectangular piece of fabric. I folded it in half and determined where I wanted the flower. When I had picked the top corner I sewed the centre button on.
Here it is with the whole thing laying out flat:


To make the flower I decided to trace it lightly on the inside of the pillow with pencil. Then I just made sure as I sewed each bead on I was staying within my lines. 


I did three non-touching petals first because touching petals need to share some beads (you'll see!). As you can see below the petals aren't perfectly similar, but I actually like it better that way, I didn't draw them the same either and I think it looks more natural.


After doing three petals, I put petals in between starting at three beads up.


And the finished flower...



 My camera isn't great so all the pictures look like different colours, but the yellow is a beautiful canary. This pillow will sit on our bed and help add that pop of yellow we are looking for in our room.



I have another yellow project on the go too that I will share soon, and we still need to paint the room before I give you a sneak peak into it again!

What do you think?


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6 comments:

  1. Brian ThompsonNovember 10, 2010

    So glad you are having fun decorating the condo
    love pa t

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  2. Thanks! Definitely lots of fun =)When you see it next it will be a whole new place!

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  3. This looks great Melanie! Would you like to sew my kitchen chair pads!!

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  4. Thanks! I would love to! =) Did you have a plan in mind already? So fun!

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  5. This is so pretty. I love having a project that I can work on a little here and there while watching tv. I could see myself making a really intricate design on a pillow with beads-it might take me until spring to finish though.

    Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  6. Thanks for the note Karen! I'm so flattered you like it! An intricate design would be so gorgeous. If you decide to tackle it, I can't wait to see the finished product =).

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