west elm cushion knock off

Monday, 23 January 2012

 heres west elms version
 heres mine
 to make this cushion you need
 1 meter of felt, i used white
sewing machine

 first you need to cut 6 squares to fit across normal pillow infill, then cut 6 more of the same, ( 6x six identical squares). then cut a large square to stitched them on to i measured it against the pillow infill.

 with each square, fold in half and make a crease.
 then open back out and fold the corners into the middle like the photo below, and then seccure with a pin.
 then pin on to the pillow piece of fabric in the pattern like the picture, ensuring the edges meet

 then once the main piece of fabric for the pillow is covered with the small square pieces, you are ready to start sewing.

if you want to make a no sew version of the pillow check out design fluffs tutorial here

here is a picture of her no sew pillow

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  1. Cute stuff. Way to knock it off!! I love it.

  2. Wow! I wouldn't know the difference! And who knew it was that easy to do?!!

  3. I'm confused. Absolutely love the look, but can't figure where you are sewing. Do you stitch on the diagonal, catching the curled pieces with the stitching? Hope you'll let me (us) know.


  4. OMG! I think your pillow turned out great. I just love all of your ideas.

    jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.com

  5. One question, do you ever sleep. Your knock off is incredible. I love to sew so I will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us. Such a great job, so pretty. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

  6. I love this! I think I will use two different fabrics to give it a whole new look (and to match my nursery)- but I love the monochromatic look!
    Stop by for a visit sometime!!!

  7. Totally awesome knock off. It looks great. I love it. :)

  8. I love this pillow! Excellent job! We'd love to have you link up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

  9. LOL! I seriously just pinned this about an hour ago to knock off myself. Your version is dead-on! Thanks for the tutorial, too. I'll definitely be crafting one up!

  10. BEAtuful!!!! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

  11. This is beautiful. I like your better than the orginal.

  12. When I first saw the before and after picture, I thought your knockoff must be the real one because it looks so much BETTER. Looks so easy and beautiful.

  13. wow, you are amazing to attempt such look-alikes. Okay, not just attempt - you nail it!

  14. I just love how unique this pillow is. The texture is great. I am just starting to learn to sew and nowhere ready to tackle this but I will try it one day. Thanks for the informaiton. Beautiful!

  15. This is super cute!! I need to make some pillows so this is great inspiration. thanks!

    If you are interested, I would love for you to link up at my weekly Friday Link Party: www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Simply Designing

  16. I would say that your knock off is perfect! Really lovely!

  17. Wow - yours looks just like it! Thanks for sharing!

  18. There is no discernible difference between yours and the original! Success! And cute success at that!

  19. Total AWESOMENESS!!! Thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! Have you registered for my giveaway yet?!

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    XO, Aimee

  20. This is a great project...Very successful knock-off! I want to make pillows to jazz up our seating area, and this would be the perfect project. Thanks for sharing!

  21. So fun to see this again, I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!! Karah

  22. I LOVE this! You did such a great job - looks as good as the original!

    Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:

  23. "Sew" simple....but such a beautiful project!

  24. Another amazing project - you're on a roll! Glad you linked this up at the party too!

  25. Beautiful job, Aimee! It's every bit if not better than the West Elm version! Love it!

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