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26 June, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Stars and Stripes Burlap Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Stars and Stripes Burlap PillowCan you believe that it’s almost the 4th of July? I have been thinking about making a pillow for the occasion but had not been able to find the just-right fabric that I wanted. But then yesterday, when I walked into Walmart, the heavens opened up and a ray of light fell on bolts of burlap in both the stars and the stripes patterns! ♪♫ Ahhhhhhhh! ♪♫ (Cue the choir!) I already knew exactly what I was going to do!

img57cAnd here is my inspiration…Pottery Barn’s American flag pillow cover! But, as you can see, I made a few changes. I decided to let the stripes run vertically rather than horizontally since I think that did a better job of suggesting the American flag. And I loved the burlap rather than the canvas since it has more of a vintage look.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Stars and Stripes Burlap PillowI simply pieced the stars and stripes together, allowing the stars to cover 1/3 of my pillow cover front and the stripes the other 2/3 of the cover. I allowed a total measurement of the pillow insert plus one inch for the seam.  Since my pillow insert (a $3.00 Goodwill find) was 18 inches, the star portion was approximately 6 1/2 inches wide and the stripes were 12 1/2 inches wide. I was careful to center the stars and the stripes so that they appear in their entirety…no partial stars or stripes showing.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Poetry Pillow and Envelope Closure TutorialFor the pillow back, I used burlap to create an envelope-style pillow closure. You will find a detailed tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Stars and Stripes Burlap Pillow Then I simply sewed the two sides together, popped in the pillow insert and…taaa daaa! I love it! It’s easy to over-do holiday décor for me and the vintage look is a better fit in my home.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun Ideas for the 4th of July And just in case you are looking for some more fun last-minute ideas for the 4th of July, check out these great projects that were shared at The Scoop by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Bake Strawberry Tunnel Cake And if you need a super-easy last minute summery dessert, here’s my no-bake strawberry tunnel cake! It’s festive and yummy and will not heat up your kitchen! 

cat tv As for the staff, they are very busy checking out Cat TV and the new programming on the Chipmunk Channel!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my stars and stripes burlap pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
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  1. I love your Stars and Stripes pillow- even more than the original. I think the muted color of the burlap suits it well. Nice job! :-)

  2. the poor staff the chipmunks must be making them crazy! we have the squirrel channel here, and Caesar goes wild! love the pillow. I may actually make a visit to WM.

  3. ♥ your patriotic pillow...wherever do you keep your vast collection, you must have dozens that you have made since you started blogging? I am not very good at sewing so I have very few pillows in my home!
    Have a great weekend, Debbie.

  4. So cute! I actually bought a few of the Pottery Barn pillows but I love yours!

  5. Love the pillow Debbie. I will have to try to make some covers using your tutorial. Such a nice way to make use of pillows we already own by making new covers. Have a great weekend! :)

  6. I totally love, love your DIY patriotic flag pillow! Wish I could find stripes and stars material around here, I'd make it too. I was thinking maybe I can use a flag to créate a pillow, but I love the burlap! Enjoy your weekend Debbie.

  7. Debbie,
    Very clever and great "knock~off", dear friend!!!
    The Staff photo is adorable!!!
    Thanks for sharing your pillow storage soultion by making "pillow covers"!!!

  8. Debbie, I like your pillow more. In fact, if I can find the fabric I'm going to copy you and make one of myself. I have a burlap flag pillow from World Market purchased a few years ago, but really love the stars and stripes of this fabric. I'm off to Walmart tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!

  9. Good Morning Debbie, Your cushion is fabulous and each time I pop by to visit you, I am amazed at your creativity. It is always a pleasure to visit you.
    Best Wishes

  10. Debbie, Creativity just pours out of you! What a great festive and very attractive pillow! LOVE the use of burlap. I have to make this!!! Thanks!

  11. So I had to rush over from FB to see your tutorial! Hopefully our walmart will have the same fabric and I can whip up a couple of these this weekend! Always an inspiration! Thanks Deb! Hugs... Dixie

  12. Just want to say I like your pillow much better than the PB version. Your colors are much more my style.

  13. Your stars and stripes pillow if one of my favorites of the projects you've done. ;-)

  14. It is so beautiful, Debbie. You are so talented....Christine


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie