I'm making progress on pillows to re-color my living room! I've only gotten two done and I have about 20 more to go. Haha, not quite 20....but seriously I have a lot of throw pillows on our couches.
Ok, here's the rundown of what it cost me:
- paisley-ish fabric: FREE (my mom bought a whole bolt of it and gave me some)
- geometric fabric: half a yard for about $4 at Hancock
- feather pillows: These are pillows I already owned so technically they were free. I originally got them from Ross. They had hideous covers on them and were on clearance for about $3.
I made templates out of poster board after the first round of pillows I made for a day bed we used to have. This saves a ton of time and eliminates measuring and worrying about keeping corners square every time. The template shown is for an 18x18 inch pillow cover.
1. The big square is 18x17, the one next to it is 13x18 and the third one is 10x18. I simply trace them onto the fabric with a pen so I have a line to follow when I sew because I can't sew a straight line to save my life.
3. After both panels are hemmed, attach the corners of one of the flaps to the front panel of the pillow with a pin. Make sure the back side of the fabric is facing out. Repeat with the other back flap.
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