May 7, 2013

Easy-peasy Pillows for $1

I really hope that I made this easy to understand, but I may have made it just more complicated...I guess I'll find out from you guys soon enough :)

The way these only cost me $1 was because I just used fabric I already had for the backing and covered pillow forms I also already had and just needed a little face-lift.

I bought clearanced fabric samples from JoAnne's- which were beautiful, designer, and high-quality but only came in a square big enough for a pillow.  You can't beat $1 though!

You will want to lay out the front piece and cut 2 more pieces about 2/3 as big (to allow room to squeeze the pillow between them)

Lay them faces to each other so all you see is the backs.  You will want the smaller pieces to line up on the edges so you can sew all the way around the square.  The only edges you won't be sewing together are the ones in the middle overlapping each other (which will be where the pillow fits inside)

Since the fabric I had for the back already had hemmed edges, I made sure those were the edges on the inside so I didn't have to hem them- you will want to hem them before you put this together if yours are not hemmed already.  Or, you can just hem the edge that will be on the very outside of the pillow since the other one will not be seen.

Here is a pic of the back- where you want the hemmed edge to be (which, when they are inside out will be the piece in between the other 2 pieces)

And here is the finished product.  I made 3 pillow covers in less than an hour!  The two big pillows in the back are from ElemenoPillows.

I will be linking this up here


M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

This looks so easy! I'm definitely going to do this.

Krystie said...

Your pillows look beautiful! You certainly can't buy decorative pillows for that price! found you on Ladybug blog hop! I am new follower!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I'm addicted to the remnants bin and I recently found a pretty blue and white diamond canvas and I had to buy it so no one else could. I'm thinking of making pillows but not sure yet.

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Ana Sullivan from The Lost Apron said...

I am visiting you from Better off Thread link up. I will have to look for these the next time I am in JoAnn's. They look great and somehow they all go together. My post is about teaching your children to sew and my first machine:

legato1958 said...

Beautiful pillows! I love the group of them together!


a boy a girl and a pug said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabrics...that paisley is amazing!

Esther F. said...

Very cute!
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The CSI Girl said...

Love your blog and these pillows. Great tutorial. I would love to have you as a guest judge sometime on my blog.
The CSI Project.
Email me if you are interested.

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

So nice! I am a beginning sewer, but this sounds really easy-thanks for sharing, I love how the cases are removable for easy washing. Pinning to try soon!

Cathy said...

Found you through Sew Many Ways Find a Friend Friday. Love your blog!

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

Hugs, Cathy

Kristin Hibiske said...

Hey :) I found you at peek into my paradise linky party. Great tutorial! I feel a Joann's trip coming on :) Your pillows are super cute!