Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique. Today, is all about finishing the project. This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun!
Ruffle Flag Pillow
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- scrap fabric
- pillow insert
- sewing machine
- To start, I measured my pillow length x width and added 1″. (this added my 3/8″ seam allowance, plus some room for the fullness.)
- I created my stars in the upper left corner using the Reverse Applique technique.
- To create the stripes, I alternated ripped strips of white and red fabric 1 3/4″ wide.
- Using a straight stitch on the longest setting, I stitched down the center of each strip leaving long tails of thread on each end. To gather the ruffles, I pulled the top thread from each side and “scrunched” to length.
- Pin ruffles in place and attach with a standard straight stitch in matching thread color. To keep things neat, I folded under each end. Continue as needed to achieve design.
- Sandwich front and back of pillow cover; right sides together. Starting at one side, straight stitch all around pillow; leaving enough room to insert pillow form.
- Clip corners; turn right side out; press and insert form.
- Slip stitch closed with needle and thread.
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