- Scrap Fabric ( red, white and blue )
- sewing machine
- thread (I used RED)
- poly fill
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
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.
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!!
Sew the short side of your 3 Short strips to short side of your BLUE rectangle. (again wrong sides together)
Sew your 4 strips to your piece with the blue rectangle and the 3 short strips.
Iron the flag so all the seams are open - trim excess fabric so your stripes become more defined.
Center your scrappy flag on 1 of your 13" x 20" pieces of burlap. Pin in place.
Using a zig zag or straight stitch sew around the edge of your flag to connect it to burlap.
Mine is the perfect finishing touch to my Americana themed porch swing!