I’m sure you’ve seen these advertised. This was definitely one of those “Why should I buy it when I can make it in only eleventy-hundred hours?”
Cost of materials was modest. I used maybe a yard of fleece. The batting and foam I had on hand.
I cut out a bunch of petals in three sizes. Sewed them right sides together WITH a piece of quilt batting sewn to the sandwich. This made a “self stuffed” petal when turned right side out.
I had some foam left over from another project. I cut leaf shapes, not particularly neatly, and held it in place as I turned the petal right side out. The foam is kind of sticky so it stays in place by itself.
Here is a petal with the padding and foam inside. I pushed that extra fleece inside and machine sewed the petal shut at the bottom.
The pillow is constructed in rings. HAND sewed, ugh. It took forever. This is the MIDDLE ring. I decided to start here and add the largest ring and then the smallest.
This shows the underside of the ring as I am hand sewing it together.
You would think you could just sew roundy roundy, ring on top of ring, and be done, but no, it’s not secure enough. The rings flopped apart. I had to sew-tack it all over between the petals to get it to stay together.
She liked it.