I’m back with yet another felt pillow. This one was inspired by this pillow from West Elm:
Next, I took every other strip and crossed it over the next strip. I sewed over the cross as I went along.
For the next line of stitching, I crossed same strip that went over in the previous row under the next strip.
I folded the strips at the ends of the rows back in the opposite direction like this:
And sew those suckers down:
I would cross all of the strips before sewing, but I would adjust them as I sewed along to make sure they were sewn at about the right distance from the previous line of stitches. If I were to do this pillow again, I would use chalk or a washable fabric pen to mark sewing lines at an equal distance (about 1.5 – 2 inches). This would give the lattice a much more regular look.
Here’s what it looks like after a few rows of stitching:
Continue weaving the felt strips until you reach the end of the square. As I played around with this I found there are many different ways you can weave the strips to create different patterns and looks. Play around with it and see what you like.
The front of my pillow all finished: