Monday, September 28, 2015

How to make pillow for less than $3 ~Plus a Giveaway~

I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.


I've been working so hard in my sewing room coming up with lots of creative ideas and I'm so excited about this one.  Why?  Because it's super economical and who doesn't love that!  
Also, I am holding my first giveaway!


So, lets get started!  Today I made this adorable green striped pillow for less than $3!  And I'm going to show you how I did it, but first, let me tell you how I made this work.

Late last summer I was wandering around Pier 1 Imports (one of my FAVS) and I noticed a few striped napkins in the clearance section.  I thought they were really cute but they didn't match my dining room.  So what happened next, was that struggle we all do in our heads.  You know you don't need it, but something inside tells you "just get it".  Of course that little voice won out, especially when I saw they were only $0.98 each!  Yes 98 cents!
I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.

So I put 6 in my basket, brought them home, and put them in my dining room buffet.  And that is were they have stayed until this morning.  I came across them when I was cleaning and thought to myself... I MUST make something cute with these!

And since this is just a re-cover I only have the cost of the fabric.  Now, if you don't have the pillow already you will have that additional cost.  You can always find pillows at discount stores for really cheap!

First, I removed the old covers so I had 3 bare pillows.  If your pillows need some cleaning now would be the best time to do it since I don't recommend washing once you sew these new covers on.
You will then want to lay out two napkins, wrong side to wrong side and start pinning around three side.  Make sure to leave one side completely open.
And start sewing about 1 to 2 inches from the edge, depending on your pillow size.  (Note: This technique worked well for these napkins because they have a surged edge. If you have a rough edge you would need to turn down a hem first.)



I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.

Once you have three sides sewn together, you can insert the pillow.  I pushed the pillow down to give myself plenty of fabric to pin, and started pinning the last side.  This part gets a little tricky so you'll want to go slow.  My machine has a setting to change the sewing speed so I turned it down to low.  That way I could catch if the needle started to go in the wrong direction.  

I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.

Once you finish that last side and trim your edges, fluff the pillow up and voila!

I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.

So that brings me to the GIVEAWAY!  

If you LOVE Pier 1 Imports as much as I do you will love this giveaway!

Click the link below and you will be entered in my giveaway for a $20 Pier 1 Imports gift card!!!  YES, $20 to Pier 1 could be all yours, it's that easy!!
{This giveaway ends 30 days from the date of the original post}

I hope you enjoyed this project and you give this a try.  I really think you'll love the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you come by often!
~Jamie

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