Fun Projects

Denim State Pride Pillow


Show your state pride – with our denim and faux suede fat quarter pillows.  If you’re traveling, make one for all the states you enjoyed on your trip!  At only 12″ square, it’s a small pillow to keep in the car or rv, or stacked on a chair.

They work up quickly! Find a state silhouette online, map book, or from an atlas. Trace in REVERSE onto paper backed fusible web, fuse to the wrong side of the faux suede, and cut out.

Use a pressing cloth to tack the edges to the background, then do the final pressing and fusing from the denim side. Top stitch around the state edges with a matching thread. The suede doesn’t ravel as much as most wovens.

The back is a simple fold over closure, so you can slip out the pillow form. See our tutorial how to make the pillow back closure.

A state pillow would be a great souvenir to remind you of your summer vacation. Leave one as a hostess gift. Set the guest bedroom with a few as toss pillows, but be ready to part with one as they leave with a thoughtful parting gift. Happy Summer! Safe Travels!

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