The price of fancy pillows these days are just outrageous!
Pillow covers are incredibly easy to make!
I try to recycle when ever possible (think green!).
Old throw pillows shouldn’t be thrown away! Recycle them!
This yellow, over washed, ancient throw pillow has been shoved into the depths of my linen closet for over 5 years.
He desperately needed a face lift so I searched for some fabric.
I found this SHOWER CURTAIN at Target on CLEARANCE!
Now this is way more fabric than I need but trust me, I’ll find a use for it!
Look what you can do with a shower curtain and a few chip clips!
Shower Curtain Couture anyone?
(Sometimes you just have to have fun and laugh at yourself!)
Anyhoo….where were we?
Oh yes, pillows… let’s walk through the process.
Lay your fabric out and place the pillow along the bottom corner and cut along one side.
Now fold the fabric AND pillow up and over on itself.
Trim along the top edge also.
Take the rectangle of fabric and fold it in half and lay on an ironing board.
The “wrong”side should be on the outside, facing you.
Here comes the “No-Sew” part. Get Stitch Witchery.
Cut a strip of Stitch Witchery to the width of the top of the fabric.
Lay it along the top of the fabric, in between both pieces.
Set the iron to the wool and steam setting and place a damp cloth on the top of the fabric.
Place hot iron over where the Stitch Wichery is and let it sit and steam for 10 seconds without moving the iron.
Move to the next section until the seam is formed. Allow to cool. If parts aren’t fusing then repeat ironing.
Repeat this process with the CUT side of the fabric.
Now turn the pouch right side out.
Stuff your pillow inside the pouch.
Time to seal up the pillow.
Lay the pillow on the ironing board. Cut one more piece of Stitch Witchery and lay it between the top and bottom.
Note how these are the original edges, are already finished for you.
Take a few straight pins and pin the seam and Witchery tape together. (I even pinned it to the ironing board so it wouldn’t move).
Steam iron the entire pinned seam just like you did before.
Guess what? You’re done!
You just made a fancy-shmancy ruffle pillow without sewing!
Wouldn’t a bolster pillow look great in this fabric?
I’d love to hear from you! Tell me what you think! Ready to try it yourself?
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