As I have mentioned in the past, I am not a person that sews. It’s not that I don’t like to, I literally don’t even know how to thread a machine.
Being someone who is constantly decorating and redecorating, it can be frustrating and expensive to keep buying new pillows. A lot of pillows range anywhere from $50-$100 dollars!
I’m always jealous when I see a fellow DIYer with sewing skills knock-out a set of super cute pillows on a regular basis. So when Online Fabric Store sent me some fabric and a pillow insert to make my own … I was sweating bullets.
Should I attempt what was bound to be a disastrous sewing experience? Or pay someone to make them for me?
Then it hit me! A while back I bought new curtains, but I didn’t want to pay to have them hemmed, so I used an iron-on adhesive that has held up great.
Why not try it on these pillows?
The fabric I chose was Covington Savannah Multi Fabric
I love that the pillow insert I was sent has a little zipper on the side so that you can have as much fluff inside as you want.
First, I set down my pillow and cut out a square of fabric around it, leaving an extra 2 inches all of the way around it. Friendly tip: it is much easier to cut fabric when you don’t have a little friend sitting his fluffy, little behind on your project.
I then cut out one the same size for the other side. Next I laid my pieces on top of each other, having the pretty sides sandwiched in the middle.
Make sure before you get started to iron your fabric so you don’t have any creases in your pillow. You will need Dritz Stitch Witchery Fusible Bonding Web (also available at the Online Fabric Store here).
I placed my hem tape about an inch from the edge of the of your fabric and iron it on with no steam.
Make sure you only do this on three sides of your fabric as you will want one side to insert your pillow into.
Next, I turned my fabric right-side-out and inserted my pillow. I then used my tape again to seal-up the last opened edge. I used my hubby to help squish the pillow out of the way so that I could have more room for my iron.
It was a little tricky, but after two tries I got it to close perfectly.
I got both pillows made in just under and hour, and I still have a little fabric left over!
I must admit, I was pretty proud of myself! I placed one pillow on my new Plaster Painted Chair (that I will be sharing with you tomorrow)!
Online Fabric Store recently started carrying their own line of ready-made decorative throw pillows which range from around $12-$20.
Swing by my friends’ web sites and check out their great pillows, too:
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