>As summer gets closer, I start getting excited for red, white and blue decor! It’s not too early to get started on some patriotic decor projects, like these easy patriotic pillows!
For a fun twist, I took a light/beach blue and red for a little different alternative to the traditional red, white and blue. Here’s what I did:
I took Riley Blake’s Medium Blue Chevron Fabric, Riley Blake’s Medium Blue Polka Dot Fabric, Riley Blake’s Medium Red Dot Fabric and Riley Blake’s Large Red Chevron Fabric — you can use any fabric you like! Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.
I love the way they look on my front porch.
I also embellished the round pillow with a bow on the front. This was so easy to do.
- I measured the circumference of the pillow and added two inches.
- Then I cut out a length of fabric that length, with a wide of 8 inches.
- Then I sewed that fabric with the right sides inside and then turned it right-side out.
- I put that material around the pillow.
- Then I took another length of the same fabric and created a bow. I made the width of the bow the same width as the pillow — so the total length of that fabric was twice as long as the width of the pillows, then I doubled it in half with the open edges to the back.
- I then wrapped a length of fabric around the center and tucked the open edges in the back of the center of the bow.
- I hand-stitched that together and then added it to the length of fabric that was already around the pillow.
- And I hand-stitched the bow onto that fabric and then put the pillow insert inside of the pillow.
All of the pillows were made using a simple envelope enclosure, which is super easy to make and takes almost no time at all!!
I just love the way the pillows look on the porch!!
Are you getting excited for summer decor?
PS: This is an updated version of a post I did for Riley Blake Designs.
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I love the round pillow with the bow. I can’t believe that it is time to start thinking about what to craft for the 4th of July already. Thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots says
These pillows are adorable! I love the color scheme and especially the polka dots with the bow! Beautiful job!
Patricia Cash says
I am ready for summer. Like your pillows,when it stops raining will put mine out.