A few of my blog friends decided to get together to share something patriotic in honor of 4th of July just around the corner. I was excited to join in the fun, but didn’t want to spend very much. I immediately thought of my crazy stash of drop cloth. My out-of-pocket for this project was $1.99 for one American flag. Those are my kind of projects!
Here’s my contribution to this tour:
Here’s what I used to get started:
This drop cloth was left over from my armless chair slip covers. Your measurements may vary, I made my own pillow form. (As seen here.) If you prefer to stuff with polyfil, you’ll need one back piece the same size as the front.
I decided to tea-dye my flag to age it a bit by adding a cup or so of boiling of boiling water to a glass dish, steeping a tea bag for a few minutes, then soaking my flag for about 15 minutes.
Then I tossed it in the dryer.
When dry, pin it face down to the front pillow piece:
Sew in place:
Turn over and cut out the drop cloth to create a “window” over the flag:
To make the back of the pillow, sew a nice edge on each of the long pieces:
Attach with pins to the front like so:
Sew in place then run a zigzag stitch around the outer edge to seal the drop cloth, so it won’t fray like crazy when washed.
Turn right-side-out and fray the edges of the “window” by pulling the fibers:
Here’s the form I made from a spare bed pillow; really easy to do (and free):
Pretty cute for $1.99
Remember my desk that I made over in the back ground? It used to be black and was like a big dark hole on that side of the room.
I need to make another for the other chair to this set!
How a bout you, do you decorate for Patriotic holidays? Do you have a crazy stash of drop cloth in your garage??
I hope you’ll visit my friends and see their projects too! Four new projects will be added Monday-Thursday!
P.S. I finished my last project in my kitchen. I shared a peek of that on my Facebook page today. Just have a bit of trim left to go up and I’m done done done!!! Can’t wait to share!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!