Accent Bow Pillow

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The “Accent Bow Pillow” is one of the easiest to make and instantly changes a simple pattern. You can use a variety of designs and colors. I think even an opposing color or pattern for the bow would be pretty. I might try that next time…

Accent Bow Pillow

Here is how to make your own.


1-1 yard of fabric

2-Scissors, needle, thread

3-sewing machine

4-polyester fiber fill or 16×16 pillow


1-Cut your fabric into two 16×16 squares.

2-Cut additional strip approximately  9×18. (you can cut it wider  than 9″ to make a wider bow if you choose.)




3-Fold the strip over (ugly fabric side up) long edge to long edge.

4-Sew edges together on your machine.

5-Turn inside out and iron so the seam is in the middle.

6- Tie a knot in the middle of the fabric.




7-Place  knotted fabric on top side of pillow and pin in  place.




8-Place fabric face to face (with bow in place) and sew the squares together. Leave an opening to stuff with the poly fill or if you are using a pillow, leave one end open to slide pillow in.

9-Sew opening closed.



Congratulations! You have made a your own “Accent Bow Pillow.”  


Want to see the live description of these pillows? Here is a clip  from today’s show.


Thank you Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for the great supplies!




American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10.

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