April 4, 2012

Burlap and Ruffles Union Jack Pillow

I almost forgot about this little DIY pillow cover post I shared at Cherished Treasures a few weeks back. So here ya go- in case you missed it! {and if you already saw it- eek! sorry to be repetitive!}

I saw this super, duper cute pillow from darling Aimee at Twigg Studios and I knew I had to make my own! Well, I love most of the pillows she makes- but since  I don't sew, this was the only one I thought I could make! Haha!

I made a no-sew pillow using a down pillow that had seen better days and this no-sew pillow tut from the hilarious Cassie. Since it's basically ironing and cutting, even I could handle it!! The key was the Peel n Stick fabric fuse. It works like a charm and made the pillow so easy to make!

For the cute little ruffles I followed Aimee's tutorial. Just cut strips of cream flannel, which incidentally I had on hand- lucky coincidence. Then I wrote out the union jack pattern with chalk {just like she said to.}

Then I went rogue!! Aimee stitched her ruffles on and I {had to} use a glue gun to attach the mine.  I am crazy amazed at how awesome the glue is holding. I wanted to move one of the ruffles over and you couldn't get it off if you tried. Well actually, I mean, I did try and it wouldn't budge!
Isn't the pillow charming!? I think it makes the perfect textural addition to the little sitting area in my bedroom. I love how burlap adds an earthy feeling, grounding my silk curtain panels.
I'm sure this new addition will make the 5 whole minutes I get to sit down there and read that much more enjoyable!!

Do you have any special spots for reading? Little nooks you creep away to  for a few minutes to yourself?

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  1. So pretty! but how are you ever going to wash it?!

    Love the ruffles with the burlap!

  2. This is the cutest idea! I love the look of it-you seriously have the best decor!

  3. This is awesome!

    -From one non sewer to another :o)
    xo-Christine @First Home...Love Life

  4. Becca,
    Love this look.I may have to try your no sew version on some pillows for my soon to be recovered sofa.Yours are so pretty.Love the simple look of burlap.

  5. Burlap and ruffles, two of my very favorite things!! Beautiful pillow!!

  6. Love this pillow Becca! This version of the Union Jack Pillow is so lovely!! Great work! Have a wonderful Easter weekend :) Heather

  7. it's beautiful and so different.

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  8. Oh my goodness this is the cutest pillow ever. I must go out and find creme flannel. I am so glad that you hot glued because my sewing skills are sub par. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW blog party. Hope to see you there.


  9. This is a stinkin' cool pillow!

    Please stop by my party happening NOW to link it up - I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. I am visiting via TT&J. I absolutely adore this project! So clever.

    If you have a moment, please stop by my blog. I created a few spring crafts this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Wow, that turned out great for no sew! I love it! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday!:)

  12. This is such an adorable take on an old idea, that I still love! I would never think to make a Union Jack pillow this way. I love it, and I love even more that you shared such fabulous directions, so I can go Pin it! Great work! -K

  13. This pillow is adorable. I love that you glue gunned the ruffle. How easy is that, right? I am going to have to try it! Beautiful Beautiful!! Love your blog too, just became a member!

  14. Beautiful pilllow Becca!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. From one Becca to another, this pillow is gorgeous! I may have to try my own :)

  16. So, so, sew (get it..sew) lol stinkin' cute!! Love this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday Becca, we're featuring it this week!


  17. Ha! Of course this is your project! I found it via Gina's blog. LOVE it!

  18. Ha! Of course this is your project! I found it via Gina's blog. LOVE it!

  19. Very cute! I recently made a union jack flag as well...yours looks nice and simple...i love the ruffles and the burlap!

  20. Very pretty! This is a really great project! I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

  21. Ruffles...Burlap...Union Jack! Couldn't be more perfect! Thanks for sharing. This is my first time to your blog, and I'm your newest follower! Come by when you get a chance!


  22. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!

  23. I also love the texture and look burlap gives to any room. I really want to start crafting with it. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  24. Love it! I'm obsessed with Union Jacks at the moment

  25. I just love this pillow. Actually, all three of them. So I'll be pinning!

    I was so inspired by Aimee as well that I created my own Union Jack version for my Etsy. I had original plans to use a take on the ruffle design but went with something much simpler ...

    So very, very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!


  26. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and I love this pillow! Love the burlap and ruffles together.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.
    Have a great day,

  27. Becca,

    You know I am the president of this pillow's fan club! I'm pinning it (again)! hee hee

    Thanks for linking up to Pillowpalooza

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  28. Super cute. hmmm, thinking I need to make one! I'd love for you to link this up to my party...found you on Whipperberry.

  29. Super cute! Love it! :)

  30. Beautiful pillow. I would love if you shared them on my link party.


    Can't wait to see what you make next.


  31. I love how it turned out! It looks so beautiful!

  32. That is a really cute pillow! I'll be pinning this for future reference. Thanks!

  33. This is cute. I might actually try it since you made it look so easy.Thanks.

  34. Absolutely adorbs, Becca!

    I'm not featuring you again this week because 4 in a row *might* be a bit much, but I would if a weren't a weenie! : )

  35. Awesome, Becca!

    Another gorgeous projects... Love it!


  36. What a great project and with fabulous execution.

    - The Tablescaper


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