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Pretty Bow Pillow

 

Add a bow to a handmade throw pillow for fun and frilly decor!

 

 

Materials:

  • 1/2 yard solid pink fabric
  • 1/3 yard floral knit fabric
  • 14" pillow form

 

Finished pillow: 14" square

 

 

Cut Fabrics:

 

From solid pink fabric, cut:

  • 1 -- 14-1/2" square
  • 2 -- 9-1/2x14-1/2" rectangles

 

From floral knit fabric, cut:

  • 1 -- 10x17" rectangle
  • 1 -- 2x4" rectangle

 

 

Assemble Pillow:

 

 

1. Fold the floral knit 2x4" rectangle in half with wrong sides together to form a 2" square. Sew short edge together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Turn the fabric right side out to form the bow center.

 

 

2. Pull the floral knit 10x17" rectangle through the bow center to create a bow.

 

 

3. Center the bow on top of the solid pink 14-1/2" square, leaving 2-1/2" of space above and below the bow. Pin in place. (The bow will have pleats in the fabric.)

 

4. Using a 1/8" seam allowance, sew along the pinned edges of the bow.

 

 

5. Press a long edge of each solid pink 9-1/2x14-1/2" rectangle under 1/4". Press same edge under an additional 1/4".

 

 

6. Topstitch folded edges to hem pillow back pieces. 

 

 

7. Layer pillow top and pillow back pieces with right sides together. Overlap hemmed edges of pillow back pieces about 3-1/2" to make a 14-1/2" square; pin in place. Stitch around all edges using a 1/4" seam allowance to make pillow cover. 

 

 

8. Clip corners to just outside seam allowance to prevent bulk.

 

 

9. Turn right side out through opening in pillow back; press. Insert 14"-square pillow form to complete pillow.