How to make a felt flower cushion

Add colour to your home with Style at Home's step-by-step cushion project

armchair with yellow cushions
(Image credit: Oliver Gordon)

Funky felt cushions with 3D flowers or leaves are hot news on the home style catwalk, and just one cushion can add a whole new dimension to your space. Follow our steps to make your own - choose a coloured felt in a punchy shade for a designer feel, like our stand-out yellow.

Takes 2hr

Costs £12.24

What you'll need

Mellow Yellow wool felt, £9.75 per m, Sew Inspiring

Circular objects to draw around, about 5cm in diameter




Sewing machine and thread

40cm x 40cm cushion pad, £2.49, Dunelm Mill

circular cut of cloth with needle and thread

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Gordon)

Draw five circles onto the felt using the round objects (a tumbler is ideal). Cut out. Take one circle and fold in half to form a petal. Hand stitch from the middle of the fold to the curve's edge, then oversew the edges, following the curve a third of the way.

Repeat to make four more petals. Repeat to make a set of five petals slightly bigger and one set slightly smaller.

felt flower cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Gordon)

Take the first set of five petals and stitch together to form a flower. Add a small circle of felt to the flower's centre to conceal your stitches.

Repeat to make the other two flowers.

Cut a front piece of felt 42cm x 42cm and two 42cm x 28cm pieces for the back. Pin the three flowers at one corner of the front and hand stitch in place.

Sewing machine

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Gordon)

With right side facing up, pin the back pieces over the front so they overlap. Machine stitch the four edges together. Turn the cushion cover right way and add the pad.

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