Geometric Wool Felt Pillows

Geometric Wool Felt Pillows (click through for the DIY tutorial!)Woohoo! We’re finally getting the party started in the living room. We’ve been busting out projects all week. (Feel free to give me an air high five!)

Today I’m here to share some fun geometric pillows I made with wool felt. It’s one of my favorite projects I’ve made recently because I had so much fun playing with color! 

1First things first, you’ll need to pick out some felt. I love high quality wool felt, but if you’re on a tight budget (or in a hurry!) you can do this project with felt from any craft store (which is usually a synthetic material). I bought my felt on Etsy from Crafty Wool Felt. I love the colors they carry. 


22Cut the felt into 3″ x 3″ squares and then slice them from corner to corner, creating four triangles from each square. 

44Next, plan out your pillow top. It’s really fun to place the triangles together, finding the perfect color combinations. I made pretty large pillow tops (about 21 inches square) with 7 squares across both ways.

6Quick tip: I tried a couple of methods, but the best way I found to tack down triangles before sewing was just a little bit of fabric glue in the center of each triangle. 

77Stitch along the long edges of each triangle. This will tack both sides of the triangle down.  

9Once you’ve stitched all the triangles down, cut another piece of fabric the same size, and place the sides you want to become the front and back of your pillow together. 

Stitch around the pillow, leaving a 4″ gap at the bottom center of the pillow to turn it inside out and add stuffing. 

10Turn your pillow inside out. Now it should look like this! 🙂 

11Add stuffing. My rule of thumb is stuff it a little bit more than you think it needs. Last, just hand stitch that 4″ hole closed, and you are done. 

Geometric Wool Felt Pillows (click through for the DIY tutorial!) Hooray! Be sure to give your new pillows a giant hug because why not?

Geometric Wool Felt Pillows (click through for the DIY tutorial!) Here she is! I’m having so much fun adding color to our neutral living room. Next up—shelves! xo. Elsie 

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes and Elsie Larson. Edited with Petal from The Fresh Collection and Stella from The Signature Collection

  • Seems like we have the same taste!

  • I love those pillows and since I’m about to move to a new appartement I’m definitely gonna make them. But I also love this simple but beautiful rug of yours. I tried to finde it on West Elm but couldn’t and since I’m german and they only ship within the USA, I couldn’t get it even if they still had it. So I’m thinking about coloring a simple white rug myself. Could you take a picture of the whole rug to help me get some inspiration?
    Lisa xoxo

  • Wow… Wonderful colors. Wish I had the patience to do so much stitching!!! 😉

  • So bright and colourful! I want to try making a few patchwork cushions for my new house… This sure looks like a much easier way to do it! 🙂

  • Thank you for always being so encouraging and inspiring. Lots of love from Finland! 🙂

  • I LOVE those faux-brass side tables! But having a bit of trouble finding the patterned metal sheeting to make the bottom, would mind giving me a link to where you bought it?

  • this is just great my grandchildren had fun cutting out all the felt I let them choose there own colours. THANK YOU

  • For some reason I can’t see the Supplies list? I mean, I can figure it out… but you may like to edit the post so it’s clear! 🙂

  • These are the cutest cushions! I really want to try and make these in lots of different colours!! Thank you for sharing!

  • these are so cute! love the colors you chose!


  • Oh this will make a great project to get reacquainted with my sewing machine! Plus I’ve been wanting to add some pillows with a pop of color for our living room. There’s simply just too much brown in there!

  • These are so cute. And the perfect way to add a pop of color to any room <3

  • Amazing! I think that only two or three colours will also look gorgeous 🙂

  • great tips!!!

  • Dear elsie,
    This is so freaking cool,i really love idea,its one of its kind ,keep up the great work

  • fun and colorful project..

    xo, Hems

  • Love love love these pillows!!!! So stinkin’ cute!!!


  • I love love love those colors!

  • Love your pillow, wool is good, and the colours just perfekt in my eyes:-)

    Do you want to see something cute:

    Enjoy the evening.

  • So pretty! Where is the backing fabric from? I’m on the hunt for some black and white aztec-y fabric!

  • They’re perfect for hugging! Love the mix of colors!

  • So pretty! I would have never thought it was a DIY, great job! ♥

  • I love this, so full of detail and color! xx

  • Such a fun project, I love the pillows! Such great colors too!

  • These are beautiful! I want to make some this summer ❤️ Thanks for the inspiration and guide

  • I want to make these with Kona Cotton and quilt them with a straight line above the horizontal seams. And then make a matching blanket too! Ah, so cute.

    Also, we are sewing machine twins.

  • We have the same end tables! I love them so much

  • Ahhh! These are SO COOL! I need to make some cute couch pillows — can’t wait to try this!!

  • Check out this post:

    Good luck!


  • These cushions are so bright and beautiful! I’d definitely love to give his a go. Thanks so much for sharing it.


  • What an amazing DIY!!!! I’m totally going to do it! Air hi5 for sure 🙂


  • This project is just the best! I have so much unused felt. So excited to make these cushions.

  • I LOVE THESE!!! Aaaaand now I’m off to the craft store to buy some felt…I’m on a SAHM kind of budget. 🙂

  • Love the colours on those pillows! I just started my blog and I’m still trying to figure it all out – would love some recommendations or tips 🙂

    Hannah xx

  • I saw a pillow similar to this on Broad City – so cool to see something kinda like it that I can make myself! 🙂

  • I love the simple stitching on this pillow! And the bright colors too 🙂

  • These are adorable!!! And I love how big and squishy they look, perfect for lounging on the couch and reading a good book (or watching Real Housewives ^_^). Definitely going to have to make some of these.

    xoxo Mandy

  • These are beautiful!! So fun and colorful!! Can’t wait to try and make some of my own!


  • I love these pillows the colors just make you wanna smile!
    How much felt did you need for these?!?

  • Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial dear….gorgeous colors…..xoxoxo….^_^

  • I love hugging giant pillows! Those are super cute. I just bought new bedding myself. I felt I needed to brighten up things now summer’s upon us.

  • Super cute! For sure hug those gorgeous pillows. ?

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