So as I mentioned I got these great tea towels for Christmas from friends of mine who live in Romford UK -except they are purple and red....NOT the colours of my kitchen! I knew I wanted to do something with them-but what? The top floor of our townhouse has a great reading nook with a bookshelf, chaise and lamp and I thought that a purple and red Union Jack flag pillow would be the perfect addition, and potentially the start of a great decorating scheme....
Here's what I started with:
Isn't that tin adorbs....The tea towels were packed in there!
Then I got sewing!
I used a simple straight stitch since my fabric didn't have a stretch and really I didn't need anything more fancy than that!
Once I had 3 sides sewn up I stuffed that sucker!
I used 2 of these bags to fill my pillow! It's not over stuffed, because I kinda like squishy pillows.....I also underestimated how big the pillow really was, volume wise!
I probably should have used 3 bags?
Then I carefully sewed the edge of the pillow closed.
I debated putting in a zipper (eek!) or buttons, but I figured if I ever grow tired of my flag pillow, I'll just recover it!
And here's how it looks in my reading nook!
I've got a whole UK theme idea for this 'room' now. Union Jack Pillow, "Keep Calm" framed picutre, round side table with heirloom tea cup candles (I will be doing a tutorial on this soon-you're gonna love it!)
It was fun making this pillow-I feel very accomplished since I've been yakkin' about making it since January!
This definitely WON'T be my last sewing project!