Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sew It - A Disco Ball Pillow!!!

This post is sponsored by Therm O Web whose products I use almost daily! All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!



You guys! I figured out how to make a disco ball pillow!!! Isn't it just the cutest? Not that I am in need of another pillow, but I think I can make an exception for a disco ball pillow! To get the perfect metallic sheen for my pillow, I used Therm O Web Deco Foil in Silver to transform plain gray felt into the perfect mirrored surface. Then all it took was a little quilting and sewing. And OMG, it is just the most fun pillow ever!


Doesn't it just go perfectly with my confetti filled pillow? Talk about party pillows! Follow along below for the full sewing tutorial.

Supplies:


Begin by printing out the template and taping the pieces together to create a large oblong shape as shown above. Cut 6 of these shapes out of your felt and the soft stretch adhesive.



Next, iron the glue side of the soft stretch adhesive onto one side of the felt using an iron on the medium heat setting. Let the adhesive cool and then peel back the paper backing.

Next, layer the foil sheet over the glue covered felt, cover with a pressing cloth, and iron to adhere the foil to the felt.


Let cool, and then peel back the foil plastic backing to reveal the metallic foiled felt.

The next step is to stitch down each panel dividing it into 4 pieces and then stitch across to create individual stitched squares similar to the mirrors ball squares. Then sew two of the pieces together from tip to tip and then sew on a third piece to create a half sphere shape.

Repeat with the other three pieces so that you are left with two half spheres. Nest one half sphere into the other with the metallic sides facing towards each other and pin together.



Sew around the pinned section to attach the two halves together leaving about 3-4 inches open. Turn the ball pillow right side out and stuff with polyfill making sure to squish it into to create a nice round sphere shape.

The last step is to add a bit of fabric glue to the open seam and fold it closed and add the binder clips to secure it while the glue dries. Once dry, remove the clips and your disco ball pillow is ready to add a metallic mirrored party to your couch!



As I mentioned, I used white thread on my disco ball pillow, but I think a dark gray or black thread may give the individual "mirrors" a bit more pop. You can also try making the pattern a bit larger for a big disco ball pillow or sewing the quilted section a little closer together to make tinier "mirrors", but overall I love the way my disco ball pillow turned out and it really goes perfectly with my other colorful pillows!


So, what do you think? Ready to try your hand at sewing a disco ball pillow? 

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