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DIY Scrappy Flag Pillow

July 4th is at the end of the week, which really only means one thing...

Red, White & Blue.

Here is an easy project that you can complete in just a couple hours!
( I originally shared this post at Kleinworth & Co a few weeks ago...)

DIY Scrappy Flag Pillow
I came up with this idea for a flag pillow to use up the scraps leftover from a pillow making marathon over Memorial weekend.
It turned out so cute, I just knew I needed to share the tutorial with you!
  • Scrap Fabric ( red, white and blue )
  • sewing machine
  • thread (I used RED)
  • burlap
  • poly fill
 Step 1:
Cut your scraps to the following sizes

2 Red @ 1.5 in x 11 in
1 White @ 1.5 in x 11 in
2 Red @ 1.5 in x 18 in
2 White @ 1.5 in x 18 in

1 Blue @ 4 in x 7 in
( or 4 Blue to equal 4 in x 7 in - I had to do this to get my scraps to work right, but its not necessary)

2 Burlap (or other fabric ) 13 in x 20 inch

Step by Step instructions to make your own Scrappy Flag Pillow

Step 2:
Starting with the 3 short strips, lay them out so they alternate red, white and red. Sew your strips WRONG SIDES together with the smallest seam allowance you can manage.

Step by Step instructions

Repeat with 4 long strips.
 *NOTE* When you sew your strips together they may no longer line up evenly with all the other pieces. Just trim everything after sewing so it fits together nicely. Remember - this is a scrappy pillow and isn't meant to be perfect!!

Step 4:
Sew the short side of your 3 Short strips to short side of your BLUE rectangle. (again wrong sides together)

Step 5:
Sew your 4 strips to your piece with the blue rectangle and the 3 short strips.

Step 6:
Iron the flag so all the seams are open - trim excess fabric so your stripes become more defined.

Step 7:
Center your scrappy flag on 1 of your 13" x 20" pieces of burlap. Pin in place.

Step by step instructions
Step 8:
Using a zig zag or straight stitch sew around the edge of your flag to connect it to burlap.

Step by Step instructions
Step 9:
Place your two pieces of burlap Right sides together and sew together leaving a 3 to 4 inch opening on one side. Turn right side out and fill with poly-fill. Sew the opening shut with a slip stitch.
When you're all done you'll have this fun Scrappy Flag Pillow!

Scrappy Flag and Burlap Pillow

Mine is the perfect finishing touch to my Americana themed porch swing!

Scrappy Flag Pillow on porch swing

I love how it ties a hodge podge of fabrics together in one pillow!
DIY Scrappy Flag Pillow
What do you think!?
Will you give it a try?

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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