Sculptural design and a stunning dip-dyed color treatment make this succulent pillow a conversation-making accessory. The step-by-step below will show you how it’s made, from cutting and dying the fabric to sewing and assembling the pieces. Click now to download the free patterns.
Supplies: white duck cloth fabric, bias tape, liquid dye, alcohol ink, fiberfill, heavy-duty thread, curved needle, cover button kit, scissors. Cut six pieces of fabric: four 9 ½" x 45", one 7 ½" x 32" and one 9" x 40".
Dye one 7 ½" x 32" and two 9 ½" x 45" pieces fuchsia and neon green. Dip-dye one color along edge of each long side, letting both colors slightly bleed into each other for ombre effect. Dye remaining fabric pieces emerald. Also, dye bias tape mint green with alcohol ink.
After fabric dries, cut out leaves and circle base according to pattern instructions (multicolored leaves should be cut so tips are fuchsia and bottoms are neon green).
Sew dart in each multicolored leaf cutout (see patterns). Sew corresponding multicolored and emerald leaf cutouts, right sides together, with bias tape between layers as shown (leaving opening for turning at bottom).
Turn leaf pieces right side out and insert fiberfill. Fold 3/8" inside and stitch to close. Also, sew circle cutouts together, right sides together, leaving opening for turning. Turn right side out, insert fiberfill and stitch closed.
Sew four large completed leaves onto circle base 1 ¾" from edge.
Repeat with four more completed leaves, overlapping leaves from previous step.
Sew last four large leaves together at bottom corners, align with first layer of leaves, and sew onto circle base with curved needle.
Gather together bottom edges of remaining leaves, with small leaf in center, and secure with heavy-duty thread. Sew leaves to circle base, stitching through base and securing on opposite side with covered button.
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