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Turn stripes into stunning!
There’s nothing wrong with stripes. They’re classic, crisp, and go with almost anything. But, if you’re looking to add some visual interest and pattern to your space, you’ll love how easy it is to turn simple striped fabric into fresh geometric patterns.

I started with fabric that I had used to decorate our very first townhouse. After we moved, I stowed it away for a few years, waiting for the right project. (My people don’t like to be called hoarders, just so you know.) Now, these traditional stripes have new life as modern geometric pillows in our family room!

Because my striped fabric has varying colors and widths, the final result has a lot of visual interest!

Take a look at the finished products, and I hope you will agree that our beachy family room is really coming together!

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  • Step 1

    I found instructions on creating these fun designs at this website:

    To make the two pillows shown, start by cutting four squares from your fabric 2" larger than your finished size. Make sure that the pattern is symmetrical on the square.

  • Step 2

    Cut the squares diagonally to make four triangles from each square.

    Now, swap the triangles, so that you have two sets of triangles (for front and back of a pillow) that form a square and two sets of triangles that form a cross.

    Pin carefully, so the stripes line up. Sew the triangles together to re-form squares, using a 1/2" seam allowance.

    Iron the seams flat and sew the new squares into pillows by putting right sides together and sewing around the edge, leaving a space for turning and stuffing the pillow.

    The last step is to slipstitch closed the opening.

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