Monday, January 17, 2011

union jack pillow

Everywhere I turn lately I see such sweet union jack decor. I decided to hop on the bandwagon and create my own. I couldn't wait to jump on this project and I knew my mom would love one too and with her birthday this week it was motivation enough to get started so this is how I spent part of my weekend. I bought a couple of yards of tan moleskin fabric from Jo Ann's along with some pretty ribbon. The inserts are 12''x16''s from Walmart. I've never really made a pillow cover before but I thought the envelope closure looked pretty simple. After the first cover was done the next two went fairly quickly. I made three all together because of course I needed one and I knew one would be perfect for Nicks momma too. Look out world of pillow covers I'm hooked now!





simple envelope closure



light blue ribbon version



I left the muslin unhemmed for a messy frayed look.


seafoam green ribbon versions 
(ribbon from the Martha Stewart line at Michael's on clearance right now. RUN!)

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update! due to all of the positive response i've added them to our etsy boutique (link to arkanoffdesignco.@etsy is located on the side bar)




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27 comments:

  1. so cute!! being a brit, i love all things union jack :)

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  2. So. Umm. Hello? I want a lesson. I want a bright Jen colored one so I think I know what we are doing on one of our non-knitting Wednesdays...

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  3. I was stopping by from censational girl's blog and I love what you did to your kitchen.

    I have to know, where did you find the kitchen towel holder that is hanging on the cabinet under the sink. Sooooo cute!

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  4. Brilliant! Love those colors!

    -Rene

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  5. Sarah, I love these pillows! Great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did so I had a chance to see your wonderful blog! I'm a new follower.

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  6. Just fabulous! I love the vintage appeal...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  7. I have been making Union Jack pillows too! You're right, they are addicting :) Yours turned out great!

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  8. They turned out so nice! I love the look of them! I wish I could sew!

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  9. So cute! I just might need a whole bucket of these ~
    another friday's favorite for sure :-)

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  10. These are darling! I'm such an Anglophile, so anything British appeals to me. This is a great idea!

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  11. Love 'em! I think I have just the ribbons for that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. super cute... i just love union jack decor too!

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  13. Absolutely darling! These would be perfect for my dance studio for the dancers to lounge on before class...I teach highland!

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  14. These are great! It is funny how suddenly the Union Jack is everywhere. I did a Union Jack collage that I hooked up to Donna's (Funky Junk Interiors) last weekend, and Miss Mustard Seed had her gorgeous Union Jack dresser linked right above mine. Great minds think alike, I guess! :)
    ~Amanda

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  15. LOVE your pillows!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Really cute! My husband is from England so I am always looking for ways to sneak a little British flair to our home. Great job!

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  17. Sarah I love these. I adore the muted colors you used...simply fabulous! You did a really good job too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Stephanie lynn

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  18. This is adorable! Love your blue and brown version.

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  19. This is completely adorable! Well done!

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  20. I've seen union jack a lot lately too. I definitely love your pillows!

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  21. Very cute! This design allows to bring in lots of different tones which I really like. Lovin'your messy unhemmed idea too. Now that's MY kinda sewing!!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is great! I'll have to make one for my parents--they love all things UK.

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