Pottery Barn Knock-Off Pillow

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posted on September 24, 2010 by  |  posted under Decorating, Sewing

Pottery Barn Knock Off Pillow

Hello, HowDoesShe gals!! I am SO excited to introduce you to our amazing guest poster today! Let me introduce Cheri from

I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar.

She is a fabulous craft diva who can do it all! We are beyond thrilled that she accepted our invitation to contribute a guest post for all of us at How Does She! Let’s get to know her a little better!

Hi! My name is Cheri! I’m a mother of two boys and I love having a project, eating anything sweet, and finding a bargain.  Today I’m going to show you how to make this Pottery Barn knock-off pillow.  (I’m referring to the four in the back and not the front ruffled ones.)

I loved this pillow right when I saw it and ripped out the page to save it for inspiration.  When my sister decided to redo her bedroom I told her I’d make her this pillow in her color scheme.  It was easy and if you’re afraid of the sewing machine then don’t panic.  There was VERY LITTLE sewing involved.

She had purchased this pillow, so I measured it and cut a front and back from felt.

Before sewing the pillow together I did all the embellishing.  If you’d like to make this pillow I’ve tried to make it super easy for you.  You can print out my free PDF files of the two flowers I drew.  There are two different flowers and you can print them HERE and HERE.  I used three of the little flowers and two of the bigger flowers.

I pinned my flower pattern to the felt and cut out the number I needed.  Then I cut the pattern down to the next layer of the flower and did the same, continuing on until I had all the layers for all of my flowers.

Next, I arranged them on the pillow in a way that looked pleasing to me.  Remember, you don’t want to get too close to the edge because you need a little room to sew the pillow.

My pillow is a bit different from the original one here.  I used a contrasting color of embroidery floss to stitch on the flowers right in the middle.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Pillow

Then I took the same floss and free-hand stitched leaves next to some of the flowers.

I put the right sides together and sewed the pillow.  I inverted it, stuffed in the actual pillow and hand stitched the opening closed.  I didn’t want the flowers to flop around too much, but I also didn’t like the way the flowers were tacked down on the original pillow.  I used a bit of fabric glue to help them stay in place, but leave a little body to them.
I love how it looks on her bed.
It’s a fun pop of color.

I want to thank the ladies of How Does She for letting me come over and play today.  And all of you readers are more than welcome to stop in at my

place anytime.  Thanks!

What did I tell you? Fabulous, right? I just HAVE to make one, or two… or a dozen :) If you liked this tutorial, I know you’ll want to check out these other fabulous posts from on Cheri’s Blog!


Upcycled Boys Hats

Our Finished Playroom

Little Man Tea Party

That gives me just the creative boost I need to get busy playing and crafting! I hope you stop my iammommhearmeroar and say hello to Cheri!
Pottery Barn Knock Off Pillow


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  1. September 24th, 2010 at 6:56 am
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    I'm completely distracted by the mustaches on the boys' cups - so cute!
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  2. September 24th, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Jen says:
    Love the pillows!
  3. September 24th, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Betty Bake says:
    oh sweet :)
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  4. September 24th, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Jennifer says:
    Gorgeous! I'm making these for my living room TODAY! :)
  5. September 24th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Montee Wellman says:
    Love getting inspiration from Pottery Barn. great job! I'm making one of these for my daughter's bed in her college apartment. Thanks!
  6. September 24th, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Kelly says:
    So cute I love the pillow
  7. September 24th, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Tania S. says:
    Thanks for sharing with us. I think I may just make a few pillows to give as Christmas gifts.
  8. September 24th, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Stacee says:
    Love the pillow! I wanted to share a trick for placing the pattern on the felt. My mom used to always use felt and the pattern would always shift even when pinned, so she uses butcher paper, traces the pattern on the paper and irons the glossy part of the paper to the felt. It gives just the right amount of stick and doesn't shift while cutting.
    Thanks for the tutorial
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  9. September 25th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Gini says:
    Love this! I need to make some for my living room. I wonder if you could wash the felt if they get dirty. Or if it shrinks. I got kids, so I want to make something that it'll be ok to get messy if it happens by accident.
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  10. September 26th, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Stephanie@cre8tive says:
    Oh my, that is one beautiful pillow. Thanks for the tutorial.
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  11. September 27th, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    Justine says:
    These pillows are OH SO CUTE!And the owl too! Thanks for the tutorial! It look simple enough for me to do :)

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  12. September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Kim says:
    Love, love, love this! Thanks!!
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  13. September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Angie says:
    LOVE! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. September 28th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    delia says:
    Cheri...I adore you and your craftiness. The pillows were down perfectly! THe yellow is quite beautiful.
  15. September 28th, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Wendy says:
    LOVE the pillows! I'm having a problem printing the post though. Is there a trick to printing items from your blog? I'd love to have these instructions for my "craft file". Thanks so much!
  16. February 18th, 2011 at 10:23 am
    Amanda says:
    I've put together a round up of PB inspired projects on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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