It's strange to see 90s styles coming back to life, but I'm loving the nostalgia it brings and how it's evolved. Patches are back in style but not just the novelty ones you iron onto jean jackets. Today's patches come in so many different styles, including intricate floral applique patches that are often used around clothing necklines. Instead of using those patches for their intended use, I thought they'd be perfect for outlining the corners of a pillow! This project was so easy to make that I finished in just 5 minutes.
I'm all about simple projects, and this one is as good as it gets. Unlike some other patches, these intricate, long patches require a bit more work to iron onto fabric. Because of the flowers and leaves sticking out from the larger sections, they may be harder to secure. Nonetheless, it's still a very quick and easy way to update a plain pillowcase and bring some floral patterns into the room.
- Solid pillowcase, cotton or similar fabric
- 4 pieces floral applique neckline patches (usually comes in set of 2)
- Dish cloth or pillowcase
Heat up the iron on the cotton setting and turn off steam. Lay the pillowcase on a flat surface and iron out any creases in the fabric.
Arrange the patches on the pillowcase. I placed two in each corner, with the largest flowers facing outward.
Place a dishcloth or pillowcase over the patched areas and press with the iron for several minutes, carefully moving it back and forth and paying close attention to the smaller sections like leaves.
Pull back the cloth occasionally to check if the patches have glued to the fabric. Careful! Ite hot.
Once all of the pieces are successfully ironed in place, insert a pillow form and display it in your home! It will look elegant and in-style. Your house guests will probably think you bought it!