Pretty DIY Mason Jar Vase Throw Pillow

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Hello friends! It’s Bev here from Flamingo Toes with a fun project to brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

I don’t know about you, but I kind of have a black thumb. Plants die if I just happen to walk by them. I love fresh flowers though – so I pick them up in the store as often as I can. I stick them in vintage bottles and vases around the house and pretend like I’m a gardener. 🙂

Today’s pretty diy Mason Jar Flower Vase throw pillow is in honor of all those bottles of fresh flowers I buy – but this will last a whole lot longer!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

The pillow is appliqued with a sweet little vase of flowers and finished with some floral fabrics to show it off. If you haven’t done applique before, I promise you can do this! It’s so fun and is pretty quick to sew too!

 

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

I added a little bit of decorative embroidery to the flowers too – I think it kind of helps them stand out don’t you? I just love these fresh colors for Spring!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

This pillow would make such a great gift too! So let’s get started! Here’s your materials list:

  • White fabric for pillow front – 14″ x 14″
  • Assorted scraps for flowers, leaves and a piece for mason jar
  • Small amounts of fabric for strips on the sides – each needs to be 2″ x 16″
  • Fabric for Backing – 16″ x 22″
  • Embroidery stabilizer – 14″ x 14″
  • Iron on fusible webbing
  • coordinating embroidery floss
  • disappearing ink marker
  • 16″ x 16″ pillow form
  • thread – white, two shades of green, and turquoise
  • Mason Jar Vase Patterns and Layout

Start by deciding on your flower, leaf and mason jar fabrics. Iron your scraps to pieces of fusible webbing, then cut out all the pieces.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Center the mason jar on your piece of white fabric. Remove the paper backing and fuse the jar to the fabric. You want to make sure you leave plenty of room for the flowers.

Draw on your stem lines with a disappearing ink marker. Fuse the embroidery stabilizer or interfacing to the back of the white fabric.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

With two different colors of green thread, sew straight lines up and down the stem lines. I used a darker green for the peach flowers and a lighter green for the yellow flowers.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Draw your mason jar lines in place with your marker. Stitch over these lines with your turquoise thread. I stitched over all the lines 3 times. Using a small zig zag stitch, sew around the outside of the mason jar. That’s all there is to applique – just a tiny little zig zag stitch!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Fuse your leaves in place and stitch around them with a zig zag stitch, using white thread. Sew all the light green leaves first, then the dark green, since those overlap just a bit.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Sew your flowers in place with the zig zag stitch. For the peach flowers, sew the larger shape on first, then the smaller shape over it.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

The applique part is all done – so easy right?? Now onto the embroidery. Draw your embroidery details onto the flowers with your disappearing marking pen.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

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You can do any sort of embroidery, but here is what I did: For the white centers on the yellow flowers I used a satin stitch. For the black centers, I used a back stitch to stitch a spiral in the center of the flowers. I used a orangey color to stitch straight lines out from the black centers. The red dots are groups of three French Knots. If you need help with the embroidery stitches, click on my Embroidery Tips page!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

To finish up the pillow top, cut two strips of fabric 2″ x 14″. Sew each stripe to the sides of the white fabric.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Cut two strips of floral fabric 2″ x 14″ and sew these to the fabric strips you just sewed on.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Cut two strips of floral fabric 2″ x 16″ and sew those to the top and bottom of the pillow cover.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

To make the back, cut a piece of fabric 16″ x 10″ and one 16″ x 12″. On the 16″ x 10″ piece, hem the top edge by turning under the fabric twice and sewing. Cut a length of floral fabric 1 1/2″ x 16″. Fold this piece in half long ways and line up the raw edges with the bottom edge of the 16″ x 12″ piece. Sew in place with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the printed fabric down.

Lay the larger piece over the smaller back piece so that they form a 16″ square. Pin the sides in place.

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Place the pillow front and back right sides together and sew around all four sides. Trim the corners off. Turn right side out and press – and that is your pillow cover!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Now you can pop in your 16″ pillow form and show off your new pillow. It would make such a great housewarming gift too!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

Even the back is pretty!

Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!
Pretty DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow - this fun project will brighten up your sofa for Spring and Summer!

I’d love to see it if you make one up!

bev

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I love this throw pillow!! You always make these sewing projects look so easy Bev!

Thanks for sharing this with us!

For more creations by Bev, go visit her blog Flamingo Toes!

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Bev McCullough
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  1. 1

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that features your free pattern:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=88180
    –Anne
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  2. 3

    This pillow is awesome! It looks so easy to make, but I bet it would be hard for beginners at knitting. Anyway, it’s stunning. Keep up the good work!

    • 4

      I will let my contributor (Flamingo Toes) know!! If you try it and have any questions, you can check her site out and leave her a question:) Good luck!!

  3. 5

    Wow…..this is amazing. The pillows are really very pretty. It’s really very easy to make so looking forward to making this. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  4. 7

    Wow..this is just awesome. Looking forward to making this. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  5. 9

    it’ really very amazing art i love it thanks for sharing