DIY 4th of July Pillow: Ric Rac Stars and Stripes

Learn how to make a DIY 4th of July pillow by sewing ric rac into stars and stripes. This beginner sewing project is a great throw pillow!

I’m ready to get my summer decorations out, but I didn’t have any 4th of July pillow covers to enjoy. It took me awhile to figure out my pillow cover style, and now I am catching up each season.

– Solid fabric – Ric rac – Pillow form – Sewing tools – Sewing machine



Cut the front fabric 18 inches by 18 inches. Cut two back fabric pieces 18 inches by 10.5 inches.


Lay out the ric rac in stripes and stars how you would like. You’ll have to cut ric rac as you go just make sure you leave a little bit to tuck under on each side.


The stripes I just made long lines and alternated colors and widths. For the star I did it the way you draw where you go from point to point, but I folded the ric rac at the points to change the direction.

Sew the ric rac on with straight lines using matching thread. Backstitch when you start and stop. Make sure any raw edges are tucked under to keep it from unraveling.


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