Sew a Patriotic Pillow Wrap

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We have a new QUICK and EASY sewing project for Independence Day! 

Perfect for Beginners! 

The video below will walk you through, step-by-step, how to sew a big bow to dress up a pillow! 

It doesn't necessarily have to be patriotic themed, you can customize your bow fabric to coordinate with any existing pillows you have at home!  Change it out for the holidays or events.

Jump below the video for general tips and instructions...

Supplies for the Patriotic Pillow Wrap

I bought the red chevron pillow cover shown in this video from Hobby Lobby!  It was cute, on sale, and perfect for 4th of July.  

The bow fabric is dark blue with white stars, also perfect for 4th of July, and also from Hobby Lobby!  

For the bow, you will need 1/2 yard of fabric and coordinating thread. 

General Instructions

Please refer to the video for details and tips!

  1. Fold fabric in half, selvage to selvage. Cut in half to make two 1/4 yard pieces. This will create two long strips. 
  2. Lay the two strips, right sides together (RST), aligning the short edges on one side. Sew the short edge using a 5/8" seam allowance (this will create one very long skinny strip).
  3. Next, fold the long strip in half along the long edge, right sides together. Sew down the long edge.  Do not sew the short sides.  You will be sewing a long tube. Use a 5/8" seam allowance. 
  4. Flip your tube right sides out.  Finger press the seam, or iron, so that the seam is almost hidden along an edge. The tube should be ~ 5 inches wide.
  5. Cut the end of your tube at about a 45º angle like you would a grosgrain ribbon bow, so that it isn't straight across. Fold in the ends and topstitch the opening closed.
  6. Repeat for the other side.
  7. Flatten and press your seam to one side if you haven't yet!
  8. Wrap your new bow around your pillow and tie into a BIG, CUTE BOW!!!

That's it!!!

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