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Coastal Americana: 4 simple sewing projects with a distressed patriotic feel

Try a coastal look with your patriotic sewing projects.

As our summer celebrations continue, our focus shifts toward the patriotic. We take pride in representing the flag in clothing and décor.

Kris Thurgood says we can add a little Americana to almost anything with just a few scraps of fabric. It’s called the “Coastal Patriotic” trend, and this popular style creates an effortless look that is easy to DIY. Kris shares ways to apply your patriotism to every area this season.

The Coastal Patriotic look uses more of the washed out blues and reds and usually has raw, unfinished hems or edges.

Kris shows a few sewing projects to help you apply this look to your décor through handmade flags and pillow blanks, and even to your clothing with an applique approach.

Kris Thurgood is the owner of My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe, located in both Logan and Sandy, Utah. Her and her husband, Mike started the company in 2011 and it has quickly become a destination spot for quilters from all over the world. Kris and her twin sister Kim Christopherson have appeared on The Nate Berkus Show and The Rachael Ray Show, sharing their love of all things handmade. Kris has been a monthly contributor to KSL’s Studio 5 for the past 12 years.   Catch up with all the shopping, classes and sisterhood that happens at and on Instagram at @mygirlfriendsquiltshoppe.

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