Monday, 13 February 2012

ruffled felt ameican flag cushion (no sew)





 i love sewing but for a project like this i prefer to use a glue gun.
 what you need
red felt
blue felt
white felt
white pillow case
glue gun
scissors
pen
 first you need to mark out the flag pattern, i did this using a pen. i marked out stripes first, then i marked out the where the stars need to go. i labled the striped R/W for (red/white) so i knew which colour to use.
 for the stars, i cut lots of little strips of white felt
 then cut the blue felt into long strips
 i marked out were the stars need to go by putting little circles, it doesnt matter if its messy as you wont see this when its done.
 for the stars ruffle the felt into small pieces like this (see picture below)
 then glue them on to the pillow case with a glue gun, then when they are all stuck down start adding the navy felt, and work around each white bit and cover the square, ruffling the felt as you glue it down.
 then measure the red and white felt against the stripes you have drawn, and cut the felt in to strips a little wider, then glue on in to the pillow case and ruffle the felt as you go along like the picture below



then do the same again with the white felt, and then you can put the cushion filling in.


if you are like me, be careful with the glue gun, when ruffling the felt, i swear i have no finger prints left lol.

40 comments

  1. Beautiful cushion! Just popping over to let you know I have awarded you the 'Versatile Blogger Award' - hope you like it, details on my blog! x

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  2. Very pretty. I love americana decorations too.

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  3. This is so cute! I saw it on craftomaniac and am posting to my pinterest sewing page. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. OMGoodness I love it!!! Going to Pin IT!!! I would love for you to link this at my current Linky Party. Going on right now. http://www.thesweettalkshop.com/2012/02/sweettalk-shop-sweet-easy-craft.html

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  5. Oh my gosh! You had me at glue gun!! I so never expected this wasn't sewn! Would you pretty please post it on my linky party if you have time? I'd also love to see some of your Silhouette projects. I keep asking for one but for now have to live vicariously!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-linky-party-2.html


    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family. I am new follower
    Michelle @ Teagan's Travels

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  6. Super cute! I really like that its an American Flag...so many Union Jack pillows floating around these days...I like my flag better! You did a lovely job!

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  7. I love the way it came out! I hear you about the "no fingerprints left" though!!

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  8. Love this project! I pinned it to my Pinterest Patriotic-4th of July page! So glad you shared it! I love the no-sew aspect, although I understand about the glue gun woes!

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  9. This is so great. Thanks for sharing this :)

    Love for you to join in my linky party on Wednesdays if you get a chance :)

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-18-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  10. Saw your pillow at The Shady Porch. Love this pillow. I love anything Americana.

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  11. I love this pillow! You did a fabulous job on it. I especially love that it is no sew!! I am a new follower and am so excited to check out your blog!!

    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

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  12. I Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party today and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

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  13. Oh my heck is this amazing! I love this pillow! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

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  14. Beautiful! I love ruffles and you incorporated them so nicely with this cushion! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    ~Angela

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  15. love this! thanks for sharing :)

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  16. This is sooooo pretty! And bonus points for it being a no sew! Love it!

    Shared on Fji Facebook and pinned for SNS 121. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150656169896141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  17. So awesome! I pinned it and am a new follower.

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  18. This is genious! I pinned it too :) Thank you very much for sharing.

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  19. your pillow is beautiful! I might have to make one for a veteran I know who is having a birthday next month! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Love this! I'm going to feature it this week on my FB page. I'm also your newest Linky Follower. Would you be willing to follow back? :)

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  21. Very cute idea. I don't decorate with Americana very much but then I see projects like this and think maybe I should! Great idea!

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  22. Love it!!! Pinning it now!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  23. Very cute and I bet it's nice and soft too!

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  24. I love how your pillow turned out! It looks like a lot of work but definitely worth it!

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  25. This is so, so pretty!! LOVE anything red, white & blue. The ruffles just totally make this one!! Would be delighted if you would link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html. Have a wonderful week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  26. Aimee, this is just way adorable. I am sure that was time consuming but so worth the outcome. I found your link on Sunday's Best. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Come for a visit at Color it Simple.

    xxoo,
    Lori

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  27. Fantastic! Thanks! Found you at Make the Scene Monday, Alderberry Hill Blog.

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  28. What a cool project! You have to show this off at "Cowgirl Up!" - it's the only link party where you post once, and your project shows up on 4 amazing blogs. I know everyone will love this! Party goes live at 9pm tonight. Hope to see you there!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    craftytexasgirls.com

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  29. Way cute and very impressive!

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  30. This is the cutest! I couldn't believe it was a no sew!!

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  31. This is awesome. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  32. I am going to feature it tonight on Blissful and Domestic

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

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  33. Really cute and I love that it is glued.
    Thanks for the cool idea

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  34. I am going to have to do this. My mom would LOVE it!

    I'd love for you to share this at our linky party.
    ~Jenn

    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/02/riverton-houseswives-round-up-5.html

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  35. Your cushion project has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks for linking up to the party!

    ~Angela

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  36. Featuring your pillow today on Show Off Saturday! Thanks so much for linking up! www.nutmegplace.com

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  37. Aimee, this is just fantastic!! so easy to make but looks like it cost a fortune!!

    love it so much
    I've featured it on this weeks Serenity Saturday link party! free free to grab an 'I've been featured' button

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  38. This is so cool!! Such a great idea.

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  39. This adorable flag cushion is being featured on my blog tomorrow! Thanks again for linking up to my Red, White, Blue & You Link Party! www.michellepaige.blogspot.com

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