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Reverse Applique Flower Pillow–{Twin Dragonfly Designs}

I love, love, love the way this reverse applique flower pillow turned out!
Hi everyone! It’s Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs where I share fun crafts, fab recipes and day-to-day life with my twin, three year old boys!
After posting a bunch of my projects on Facebook a friend asked me if I could make her a bench cushion.  I said yes of course!  But on one condition.  I get to create a matching throw pillow.  So here it is…


I started by sketching a flower onto the fabric with chalk {1}.  Then I sewed the black corduroy material over top of the patterned material {right side up}, following my sketch {2}.  Here’s the wrong side of my pillow looking quite a mess {3}. Finally I cut out pieces of the flower, being sure not to snip through the patterned fabric {4}.
And just like that I have a lovely accent pillow for my friends bench seat.
This black and white houndstooth was fun to work with.  I have also used it on these Rocker T’s and this Purse Refashion.
To give my pillow a bit more interest, I offset the placement of the flower and wrapped it around the side slightly.
Thanks so much for reading!
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  1. Suki says:

    I adore this pillow! I’m tucking this away in my to do.

  2. Julia says:

    I love this pillow. I’m planning to make some pillows for my daughter soon. This may just be the way they get made!

  3. I am going to have to try this! Love this tutorial – thank you!

  4. This is so cute, I love it. One could have some fun with this technique…I plan to. 🙂

  5. Leigh Ann says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute!

  6. Terry Moore says:

    Very interesting and pretty.

  7. Randi says:

    I love that! Great choice of fabrics … it’s so eye-catching!