First cut out a bunch of circles. I used a CD (4 inch) and an Easter egg (3 inch) as templates.The original tutorial called for 30 of the big and 20 of the small. I double it since I would be sewing them together, but I have tons left over. I used decorator fabric and it was pretty thick, maybe if you used thinner fabric you'd need more.
Next sew 2 circles together (right sides together). Repeat until all your circles are sewn together.
Next, cut all your circles in half and clip the raw edge. This means cut from the outside raw to the seam line. This will help it curve when you flip it inside out.
Next flip all your circles inside out and iron them flat.
Then cut out a piece of fabric 1 inch larger than your pillow form. I had an 18 inch pillow form, so cut out and 19 inch square out of muslin.
Then draw a circle (I used a plate) on your fabric. Arrange all your petals along the edge of the circle and sew them down. Repeat.
As I got in a few rows, I found that it was easier to sew strips of the petals and then sew them on the flower. It also made them stand up a little. To remedy any bare patches, just sew in a few random petals here and there.
Sew the back on your pillow and be amazed at your work. I'm saying it again-I love how this turned out!
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