Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file

Summer is coming which means so are all the patriotic holidays in the US.  When we lived in our other home our few patriotic decorations worked fine, but in our new house.  Nope.  They don't work.  Our space is larger, much more open and has TONS of shelving.  Plus, I've got a fun porch that is always in need of some "sprucing up".  Perhaps you have run into this problem as well.  

Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file
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I really wanted to start with my porch and create an envelope pillow cover that was festive.  I've seen a ton of really cute designs lately using the outline of your home state or country with hearts to show how much you love where you live.  And of course, we all tend to love where we live or else we probably wouldn't live there. So combining the 2 ideas came the "land that I love" pillow. 


I decided to use my Cricut Maker to cut out my U.S. pattern because it is pretty intricate and I knew my scissors wouldn't do as well.  It took a bit longer, but I'm really glad I used it because it turned out really nice.  It will be perfect for the spring and all through the summer.  And if it gets dirty, I can just throw it in the wash and put it back on my pillow.


Materials Needed
1/2 yard for pillow fabric  
1/4 yard for map fabric
HTV Vinyl - I use both the Cricut Iron On and HTV from Expressions Vinyl
Thread
Cricut Maker - or a good pair of sewing scissors.

Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file

Step 1
To start, you'll want to check out our How to Make an Envelope Pillow video tutorial.  To know how to measure your pillow cover.   Sew up your envelope cover for your pillow.

Download the SVG or PDF pattern of the United States Map.  Or you can find other country maps.



Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file
Step 2
Take your map fabric and iron Wonder Under to the wrong side of the fabric.  Place fabric on fabric cutting mat.



Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file
Step 3
Using your Cricut Maker {or scissors}, load the map SVG file to design space.  Load mat onto machine and use the rotary cutter to cut our the map file.  When finished cutting, unload map.  You should now have a map with the paper from the wonder under still attached.


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Step 4
Pick your favorite fonts to write "Land That I Love".  Cut out words on HTV vinyl.  You'll also need to cut out the heart design


Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file

Step 5

Place words, map and heart on in the center of your pillow cover.  You might need to play with the placement a little bit to get the look you want.


Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file
Step 6
Remove the paper from the back of the map.  Place map on the pillow fabric and press using an iron or your Cricut Easy Press.


Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file
Step 7
Press your words around your map.  Then press your heart in the center of your map.


Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file    Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file


Step 8
Place your cover over your pillow and enjoy your new patriotic decor!!



Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file





Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern with PDF and SVG file




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