Make Velvet Mathematical Variety Obstructed Pads

Make Velvet Mathematical Variety Obstructed Pads

It’s no secret that velvet just has a great Time in interior decoration. After some hesitation, I officially jumped into the Velvet Deep End with today’s DIY for Velvet Color Blocked Geo Pillows in collaboration with Fiskars. Which happens to be one of my favorite scissor brands.

I wanted bright new pillows anyway – just something to break the neutrality of the sofa a little, which I can change when I’m bored. And these velvet colored blocks pillows are definitely do the trick! But if you are not a fan of velvet, you can just as easily exchange it for another fabric.

Bonus! They are a fun way to subtly integrate the lush holiday feel with holiday-inspired colors (red, pink, green, etc.).), which still look great after the holidays.

We made three molds in total, but I’m especially interested in the semicircle that I called my baby Croissant because I think that with the three sections it looks like a pastry. Of course. Click through for the tutorial!

Here’s what you need to make your own velvet pillows at home…

Materials + Tools

  • Sewing
  • 1/2 yard in total fabric
  • Spools of yarn in colors that match your fabric
  • Original Fiskars scissors with orange handle
  • Just Pens
  • Sewing chalk
  • 12-20oz poly filler (cushion filler)
  • Wooden pegs (to fill the corners of the cushions)

Quick Notes… If you block your cushions by color, half a yard would be the total amount. So with 2 colors, you would have a quarter Yard of each color, etc.

In addition, I recommend the original scissors from fiskar with an orange handle, because they are suitable for both Paper and fabric that you need for this project. I would recommend you, even if you are not a Sponsor. We have several couples in the Studio for all our Craft projects. They are lightweight with an ergonomic handle adapted to your hand to make the cut even more transparent, and in addition, they remain sharp for a very long time. Which, if you’re tinkering around as much as I am, is a pretty important thing. 🙂

Instruction

Create a template with a large piece of paper or a poster. If you want to create a semicircular shape like mine, first determine the base length (the bottom of the cushion), and then use two pins and a string (as shown in the photo) to create an even semicircular shape on both sides.

Cut out the stencil and draw, then cut out a second stencil corresponding to the first for the back of the cushion. I added an extra inch to the bottom of the back cushion template just to be on the safe side in matter you want to do that too. Now cut the first template into three “slices” as shown.

Draw the stencils on the wrong side of your velvet fabric and cut out each shape separately. This should give you 4 pieces of fabric – one for the back of the pillow and three for the front.

Then take your three pieces to the front of the pillow and arrange them as they look sewn together, with the straight sides pointing up.

Now you are ready to add the back. Place the two pieces together, right side inward (wrong side upward). Then sew all the way, minus one wrist width gap, so you can turn it over and after add the filling, quilting again at the beginning and at the end.

Turn over and iron (on low heat) with a towel that protects the velvet surface from direct heat. Add stuffing to fill the cushion to your liking, and pin the corners with stuffing with a wooden peg as needed. Hand stitch the opening closed and you’re done.

I love these pillows for autumn and winter, but I am more and more convinced that they go beyond a winter miracle. If it is done correctly, which means that you choose colors that work all year round, you can make these guys all year round.

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