- 1/2 yard of gray felt (you can find large rolls of felt at the fabric store)
- 1 pack Therm O Web Deco foil in silver
- 1 roll Therm O Web soft stretch adhesive
- Sewing Machine, White or Black Thread (I used white, but I think black might give more definition to the squares), pins, scissors
- Fabric glue
- Binder clips
- The large template from Studio DIY for an ornament pillow (it’s the perfect sphere shape)
- one bag of polyfil
Next, iron the glue side of the soft stretch adhesive onto one side of the felt using an iron on the medium heat setting. Let the adhesive cool and then peel back the paper backing.
Next, layer the foil sheet over the glue covered felt, cover with a pressing cloth, and iron to adhere the foil to the felt.
Let cool, and then peel back the foil plastic backing to reveal the metallic foiled felt.
The next step is to stitch down each panel dividing it into 4 pieces and then stitch across to create individual stitched squares similar to the mirrors ball squares. Then sew two of the pieces together from tip to tip and then sew on a third piece to create a half sphere shape.
Sew around the pinned section to attach the two halves together leaving about 3-4 inches open. Turn the ball pillow right side out and stuff with polyfill making sure to squish it into to create a nice round sphere shape.
The last step is to add a bit of fabric glue to the open seam and fold it closed and add the binder clips to secure it while the glue dries. Once dry, remove the clips and your disco ball pillow is ready to add a metallic mirrored party to your couch!
As I mentioned, I used white thread on my disco ball pillow, but I think a dark gray or black thread may give the individual “mirrors” a bit more pop. You can also try making the pattern a bit larger for a big disco ball pillow or sewing the quilted section a little closer together to make tinier “mirrors”, but overall I love the way my disco ball pillow turned out and it really goes perfectly with my other colorful pillows!
So, what do you think? Ready to try your hand at sewing a disco ball pillow?