Friday, January 20, 2012

DIY Throw Pillows

Yesterday my husband & I picked up a ruby red fainting sofa that I am absolutely in LOVE with. They have them available on Urban Outfitters, but those were a little too pricey for us. To my amazement we were able to find one on craigslist in PERFECT condition for nearly half the price. So, with a new couch comes the need for some throw pillows.
I have never been able to bring myself to buy them from the store because they seem way too overpriced for something that I could easily make myself. So that's what I did! I've made 2 so far, and am very pleased with the way they turned out.
First, I decided to try and make a yellow chevron style pillow & thought I'd add some pictures of the process just in case this inspires someone else to do the same! This isn't going to be a really thorough tutorial, just the basic idea because the measuring will probably be different for everyone.

I cut my fabric to make a 12in x 16in  pillow and then cut three long strips of lace. Then came a lot of measuring and marking with rulers to make sure I made the zigzags an equal distance apart from one another.
Here you can see that you kind of have to fold the lace at the corners or pinch it together? Not sure of a good way to explain that.

Then you just pin the lace in place & sew it on. It's pretty easy, it just takes some time to get the lace in the right spot and pinned down. Once that Is complete you can go ahead and sew your back and front together, stuff it, & then sew up the last hole.

Here is a picture of the completed pillows!
For the second one I sewed a doily onto it.
& here is our sofa!!

I love the way these turned out, & it was so much cheaper than buying pillows. I'll definitely be making more!

- Jackie

15 comments:

Nikki Olmstead said...

LOVE this!! Those are the cutest pillows!

memory said...

love the mustard color and lace!

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Emma Frances said...

I totally repinned these from you pinning them on Pinterest and I didn't even know you had made them! Haha. I love them!

Harley said...

so cute! i love it!

Sara Shoemaker said...

this is completely amazing. I just pinned it to my Pinterest it's so adorable! and easy too which is the best part. congrats on finding that Uh-mazing couch on craigslist of all places holy cow jealous! you did a fantastic job and those pillows look like they're from Anthropologie.



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Elsha.Rae said...

ahhhh sooo much love!! newest follower..? i think yes!!

Bri said...

these came out so so pretty! i love :)

20 Going on 80 said...

Love these! Aren't store bought pillows outrageous?! I mean seriously, $30 for a pillow? No thank you. Plus they turn out WAY better when you make them yourself! Great job :)

Mariel Torres said...

Cutest pillow ever... seriously. and the couch? STUNNING.

Chelsey said...

Can I just say that I am practically falling over with jealousy over that sofa? It is to die for!

Anya said...

These are too sweet!

The Crafted Sparrow said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured these throw pillows today at my DIY Throw Pillow round up.
http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/2012/04/15-great-ideas-for-diy-throw-pillows.html#more

Liz@Craftbaby said...

So super cute! Love it with the vintage couch. You should consider entering it into Craftbaby's DIY Throw Pillow contest http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/9/diy-throw-pillows-sweeps xo, Liz

Sophie @TheForge said...

super cute! i love the one with the dots so much :)

xx
sophie

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Jedi Craft Girl said...

Did you get my email about featuring your chevron lace pillow during my Throw Pillow Throw Down week next week? Let me know if that works. Thanks! Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl)

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