The 4th of July is my all time favorite holiday. I love fireworks, barbeque's, summer, and spending time with family and friends. Even though it is my favorite holiday, I don't have any decorations. I know, pathetic! Well, this is the year to start!
First I made my own pillow form using this awesome tutorial from Honeybear Lane. Can you believe how expensive it is to actually buy a pillow form? I think the price is ridiculous, I always save my batting scraps just for this purpose. I made my pillow form 15"x15".
To make the pillow above I pretty much used the same method as I did on my pieced placemats. The only difference, was that since I was only making one pillow, I didn't need to use strips. I just cut out my squares (5.5"x5.5"), sewed them into rows, ironed them opposite directions, and joined the rows together. For the backing I used some leftover white fabric that I cut to 15.5"x15.5". Stuff it with your pillow form and hand sew the opening with a hidden stitch.
Do you remember my Multi-Use Pillow? Well here we are again with another use. I did the exact same thing as before to make the band. I tied the bow with a scrap piece of fabric. Since I was being lazy I just hot glued the bow onto the band. This literally took me 10 minutes, if even that.
Now I have two new pillows using only fabric and supplies I had around the house. I love seeing them out on the couch looking cute.