When everything is moved in, the final stage of decorating the new extra rooms they have will be the most fun! We all know after moving into a new apartment or a new home, money for all the final touches of decorating might not be there.
Pops of color, in the simplest form of pillows, is the best idea. Just one yard of fabric and a pillow form will do the trick. One yard of fabric can yield 2 throw pillows at 18 inches by 18 inches. You can also use pre-made fabric napkins or a tablecloth to make pillows too. It's just straight line sewing from there.
Today's post, however, is about the pillow forms. They can be so expensive in fabric or craft stores. Here's a tip to make your own from cheaper bed pillows you can buy at discount stores or ones you may already have.
Come on in to see how easy...
This is an older bed pillow I had in a pillow sham, so I'm using it to show you how to make smaller rectangle pillow forms. You can also cut it into a square.
Cut open the cover...
Then start to cut the batting inside.
If it's filled with loose fiber fill, just separate into each side evenly.
Sew the outer covering closed and you now have two smaller rectangle shaped pillow forms.
This smaller rectangle pillow for is great for...
- the back of a chair
- smaller couch
- an additional throw pillow on a bed
- a neck pillow for travel
Here is a bed sized pillow used for the large pillow 17"x23" and the polka dot is half a bed pillow!
The pillow in the front on the bed is a project I did last Christmas. It's a kitchen towel sewn up on the sides and half a bed pillow tucked inside.
Click HERE for that tutorial.
Bed pillows are the cheapest at Walmart. They have a set of 2 medium sized bed pillows 2 for $7.23 (no affiliation, just wanted to share)
I also saw these in Walmart. They are travel pillow forms. They are already sewn in that small size.
14" x 20" for only $3.48!
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