Guest blogger: See Kate Sew

Hi Lolly Jane readers! 
I’m Kate from see kate sew
I’m so excited to be here today! I was thrilled when the Lolly Jane girls invited me to guest post, because their blog is adorable! And I think we have similar taste! Today I’ll show you how to make a pretty white bow pillow.
bow pillow tutorial
For this project I used a:
12 by 16 pillow form
2 rectangles of white fabric
  [13″ by 18″ and 13″ by 17″]
1 rectangle of fabric
  [40″ by by 17″]
1 rectangle of fabric
  [4″ by 4″]
one white zipper
I’m on a bow kick. I don’t think there are ever enough simple bows. So I wanted one on my bed, too. I used an extra sheet for this project. After I made my ruffled duvet cover, I found myself with a few extra fitted sheets, since I purchased them in sets.
Let’s get started:
Once you’ve cut out all your rectangles, press them all so they are nice and crisp.
Grab you large rectangle and sew the 17″ edges together. Then turn it right side out so your seam doesn’t show. This piece is going to be your bow. Flatten the tube that you’ve just made with the seam on back. Now match up the corners with your 13″ by 17″ piece of fabric. 
Pin three 1″ pleats on the short sides of the pillow to make the large and small pieces match up. Baste edges and remove pins.
Now press your little rectangle in half and sew up the edge. Turn it right side out to make another tube. We’re going to use this piece to cinch up your bow in the middle. Pin the edges together, around the bow.
Then sew the edge of the middle tie and spin it around. Just let it bunch up, it will be cute!
This is what you’ll have right now:
Next, cut your back piece in half and insert the zipper. 
(How to put in a zipper…if you need it)
Then sew your top piece to your bottom piece, right sides together. Turn it inside out and stuff in your pillow form.
Thanks for having me Kelli and Kristi!
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Be sure to visit her darling blog:

AND Miss Modest Kate didn’t mention she’s currently competing on So You Think You’re Crafty so follow along to show your support!

Thanks for guesting, Kate! xo

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  1. Sorry to all of those who commented on this cute project… darn Blogger deleted them! ๐Ÿ™

  2. The timing of this post is serendipitous…I swear.
    I was in Apologia recently and saw something just like this for way too much cash and thought, " I wonder if I could make this? "
    Holla! Thank you!

  3. I want that! soooo cute! tell her to do a giveaway….. to ME ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can't wait to check out her blog!

  4. This is super cute!!! Love the simple color ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mindi @ Crafting Gals

  5. Wow that bow pillow is adorable but the Chair……… rocks!!

    How clever to add feet and turn a suitcase of all things into a dynamic chair!

    Thanks for joining us on I โ™ฅ Blogging Hop I am returning the love!

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