Southern Lady Magazine

Style Idea: Ruffle & Bow Pillows

Fluff up your décor for summer with a sweet array of adorable accent pillows that you can stitch yourself.

For Southern ladies, linen and summer go hand in hand. Once the weather warms up, we can’t wait to bring out those beloved wardrobe staples that keep us comfortably cool and classically stylish at the same time. Lend that same laidback polish to your home décor with these oh-so-lovely pillows, designed and crafted by the nimble-fingered seamstresses at Pate-Meadows
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Created with Southern Lady readers in mind, these frilly and feminine accents show off linen’s versatility and timeless appeal. We fell in love with each one of these pretties—a double row of ruffles, a rosette blooming on bands, and a sash with a fancy bow—and couldn’t decide which one to stitch first. But why deliberate when we can make all three? The basic pillows are quite simple to sew, and with easy-to-follow instructions available at patemeadows.com, the trims are decidedly doable. Perched on a wicker settee or layered on a bed, these pretty pillows add loads of ladylike charm sure to transcend the days of summer for year-round enjoyment.