03.28.16

DIY DENIM PATCH PILLOW

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

we’re sure you’ve probably noticed, but we have quite the thing for embroidered details these days. taking a cue from some of our favorite jean jackets we’ve made an easy denim pillow cover for all the patches we’ve been collecting and created the perfect way to work the trend into our home decor.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

we made an easy, zipper free pillow cover with frayed edges, but if sewing isn’t your thing you can purchase pre- made ones and still partake in the embellishment fun. *we also have a few extra patches from our project that can be purchased while they last.*

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

supplies:

  • 1 yard medium or heavy weight denim fabric
  • embroidered iron or sew on patches
  • fabri- tac glue
  • scissors
  • pins

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

start by measuring the pillow you want to cover and make two paper pattern pieces. one for the front that is the size of your pillow (our is 16 x 16 inches) and one for the back overlapping pieces that is as wide as your pillow but half as tall 2 inches (so 16 x 10 inches in our case).

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE HOW TO MAKE IT!…

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

start with the smaller back pieces, lay the pattern on the selvedge edge of the denim and trace. repeat this on the other selvedge edge of your piece of fabric.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

add an inch sewing allowance (or 1/2 if you have all star sewing skills) on all sides except the selvedge edges and cut both pieces out. next, trace the front piece on the remaining portion of fabric, add the seam allowance all the way around and cut that out as well.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

next lay out your pieces as seen below:

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

the selvedge edges should overlap on top of the front piece.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

pin your pieces down and sew together. start with the front side and once you have all the edges sewn down flip over and sew over your stitching for a little extra reinforcement and also to create a crisp looking stitch to contrast with the denim.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

once your cover is sewn, trim the edges down and throw it in the wash for a cycle to create the frayed edge effect.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

now for the super fun part, take all of the patches you have collected, traded, made or found and play with laying them out on your pillow cover. if you’re not sure how you want to design the cover exactly it’s helpful to take pictures as you go along so you can reference changes and multiple ideas.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

depending on whether your patches are iron on or sew on adhere them to your cover accordingly. ours were a combo of both and some vintage patches needed a little extra glue help to keep everything in place.

diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest
diy denim patch pillow | designlovefest

just like your fave embellished jean jacket this project is all about customization so be sure to have fun with it.

project by: natalie for designlovefest
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4 COMMENTS

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    auds says:

    you should do this on a denim jacket

    Nikki says:

    Love this! I was planning a similar project for a denim shirt of mine, but now I feel like I want to turn the shirt into this pillow!

    Nina May says:

    Super cool and Easy!

    ElainaK says:

    I like how this denim pillow turned out, but also think the post above has a neat idea to sew these patches on a denim jacket for a similar look that is wearable. Thanks for the fun sewing idea!

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