I’m in a home-dec state of mind.
The “blah” in my family room was bringing me down and, with spring everywhere, I needed to do something fast. Armed with my treasured coupons, I headed to JoAnn’s hoping to find a fabric solution. The result:
bright and colorful pillows that turned my blah into happy!
These pillows were not at all complicated to make, but you do need to have some basic sewing skills. I used the feather pillow forms that were inside pillows I had purchased at HomeGoods last year. The original covers had zippered bottoms, so they were easy to remove and measure. I added zippers to these, as well.
The fabric was home-dec weight, but I fused some 987F fleece* (made by Pellon) onto each front and back square before stitching. It helps the covers retain their shape and it adds a slight bit of loft to the pillow…you simply iron it onto the wrong side of the cut fabric. I stitched the trim into the seam, and done is done.
All of the pattern books (McCalls, Simplicity, Butterick, etc.) offer a great selection of decorative pillow patterns which contain yardage requirements and detailed directions. If you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine, you can make simple throw pillows.
It’s a great way to freshen a room, add some color and ditch the blahs.
*It is less expensive to buy this at your local JoAnn’s store by the yard, than to purchase it at JoAnn’s online. (don’t forget to bring your coupon)