Monday, June 27, 2011

Subtle Patriotic Pillows

I wanted to make pillow covers that were fitting for the 4th of July holiday coming up, but I wasn't like most of the patriotic fabric I saw at the store - I was hoping for stars but didn't like the cartoon-ish ones I saw, so I wandered over to the home decor fabric and found a navy blue print.  And then I decided I was going to go for a subtle patriotic flare for the couch.

I used red satin for the band and bow, but I would suggest using something not so slippery - I'm adjusting the bows and fixing the way it's laying about every hour from kiddos (or my husband) playing or sitting on the couch.  I ended up making 2 of these pillows.  I have a red couch, so they look pretty on it - adding to the holiday decor.

The pillow covers are the removable type with the envelope back so that I can change them back to my every day pillow cover when the holiday is over.  For the bows, I just sewed a band to fit around the pillow, added a big rectangle for the body of the bow and then wrapped the bow center around the bow rectangle and the band.


  1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who was a little disappointed by the fourth of july fabric selection this year. I love the way your pillows look! They make me want to sew some up right now. :) I would love to see a picture of them actually on your couch.

  2. Oooh! Very pretty. Classy and elegant.