Throw Pillow Makeover.

Our living room couch came with some not-so-pretty throw pillows. You know the kind I’m sure. They are labelled as “contemporary,” but really are just unattractive. I’ve tried my best to hide them away and replace them with a couple throw pillows that I made, but somehow the kids pull the 4 big ugly pillows out of the linen closet daily. Apparently they’re better to make forts with than the smaller pillows that I made. Of course they are :).
When I pulled out my Ikea fabric to make this apron the other day, I thought it would also make a pretty little pillow. Better yet, a pretty big pillow! I could either find a new hiding spot for the ugly throw pillows or give them a makeover. If ya can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?
I picked up some orange piping, and made a simple cover for one of the pillows. I hoped I had enough fabric to make at least two pillow covers, but was way wrong on that. I guess I can handle another trip to Ikea, if I have to. I may also have to grab some other fabric while I’m there, since I’ll still have two pillows needing a boost :).
I originally planned to make a white ruffle to go down the front of the pillow, and as thoughts of jumping boys and more forts came to my mind, thought I’d be happier to keep it simple and functional. In the end, I’m really happy with how it turned out, and am glad that I left the ruffle off.
I made the back of the pillow a pocket similar to these tutorials.
It’s comforting to know that I can quickly remove the cover throw it in the washing machine whenever I need to. I’m guessing it will be sooner rather than later…
And just because…
 Make sure to hug your kids a little extra tight tonight, okay? Happy Friday!

Comments

  1. Very cute :o) And if you hit Ikea again, don’t forget the meatballs ;o)

  2. The fabric is lovely! You did a great job in adding the piping. That’s always tricky for me.

  3. Very cute fabric! I’m impressed it’s from IKEA. And love the orange piping. Giood job!

  4. I love the fabric, it is so cute! I make pillows too, but have never tried putting in piping. Is it hard to do?

  5. That is one super cute pillow cover. I love the colors in that fabric and the piping is awesome. ~Kimberlee
    http://www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

  6. You always amaze me how you can whip something up like that. I so should have taken advantage of learning from you when we lived in the same state. Cute pillows and cuter kids! They are getting SO big!! I sure would love to see you all again sometime!

  7. Super cute! Love the colors!

  8. Your pillows came out great, love the colors! I’m your newest follower :)

    jamie@sewrockin.com

  9. The pillow is very cute, but those boys are even cuter!! I can’t get over how much older Weston looks with short hair. I love those boys!

  10. the piping really makes it. Do you have a piping foot, or did you just wing it?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Very cute! I love the the orange piping. P.S. You’re boys are just so darling Abby!

    –SaraLyn

  12. Anonymous says:

    love the cushions, but how gorgeous are your kids???? beautiful boys, you’re right i’m off to give mine a little hug right now :-)

  13. I just love this fabric! Coincidentally I made 4 pillow covers in the past week too… the same style with piping as well, although I wish I had seen your button pillow cover tutorial beforehand! Oh well, this is great. Keep up the good work!

    Sarah

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