Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pillow Project #1

Since I recently completed Josh and my t-shirt quilt, I needed to select another project from my "before baby list." I decided to redo our bedroom pillows. I've never recovered a pillow before, so I wasn't sure how it would go - but it was a breeze, you can definitely do it! Picking out the fabric was the hardest part - and then selecting your patterns.

If you are willing to do the work, it is a great way to get your pillows for cheap because you can buy cheap ones at Marshalls or TJ Maxx.

Here is what our pillows looked like before I started the project. I didn't recover the tan ruffle pillow.
I finished one of them with flowers, as I talked about here. The second large pillow I wanted to have a ruffle up the front. I used this tutorial to make the ruffles. Once you get your fabric tubes made, adjust the tension and set your machine to the most basic stitch. After you get your ruffles made - carefully stitch them to the pillow, being careful, as your stitches will show. Once you get the hang of creating the ruffles, you can do lots of different styles and set ups.
For the remaining two pillows I just covered then with a simple envelope style with fun fabric.
Here is the final product - with all 4 pillows covered, and the tan ruffle pillow still included.

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