While decorating for Memorial Day I decided to make a patriotic pillow cover for an existing pillow I have in my home. I wanted to make it simple enough where I wasn't spending the day sewing away so I figured out an easy simple pillow design.
First I made the pillow cover with some muslin fabric I had recently purchased. I sewed the cover using the pillow sham method I use most often and shared recently in a post for making pet beds for donation. Click here to see that tutorial.
After making the pillow cover I cut out a rectangular piece of red burlap and also printed out a basic star shape from my printing program.
Next I worked on the star by ironing on some Wonder-Under transfer fusing web to the wrong side of a square scrap of navy blue fabric. Once the fabric was cool I pinned the star pattern to the Wonder-Under and began cutting out the star shape.
Next step was to peel off the paper and then iron the star to the red burlap.
Like I said before I wanted a simple and quick project so I used my rusty look safety pins and attached the burlap on each corner to the pillow sham.
Since the burlap is only pinned to the sham I can easily change out different panels for other holidays. But for now until July 4th I will enjoy my patriotic pillow cover!