Here's another project I did for baby girl's room that I just had to share:
DIY Adorable Pillows!
Here's how I did it:
All you need is fabric, pillow form (I had some plain throw pillows that I got forever ago [2 for $7 from Target] that I used), measuring tape, scissors, and a sewing machine.
I measured the pillow height and width, and added 1/2 in on each side for a seam.
I ironed the fabric first (this is key!), then measured and cut the fabric according to the pillow measurements.
When I cut it I DID NOT cut two square sides. I measured the pillow height (18 in, same as the width) and doubled it + added 1 inch (= 37 inches).
My fabric was then a big rectangle of 18 inches wide, and 37 inches tall.
I folded the fabric in half (with the correct sides facing each other...so now the fabric was square again like the pillow) and sewed the two sides, leaving a 1/2 in seam. DO NOT sew the bottom yet.
Turn the fabric right-side out and put the pillow insert inside. I did it this way so there was no seam on top like so:
...and nice clean seams on the side like so:
The bottom should be still open. I simply tucked the fabric in (about 1/2 in) so there were no edges of the fabric exposed and sewed it together like so:
And that's it! So easy!
I added some little embellishments to the pillows for a little flava-flave.
For this pillow I made a few gray rosettes using the same method as my hair bow tutorials (tearing fabric into strips, twisting, and gluing together). I hot glued them to the pillow. (Love my glue gun!)
I croched the yellow flowers, and added a snip of that cute bubble yarn (I have no idea what it's called!)
For this chevron pillow I used a strip of gray fabric, sewed one line down the middle, pulled on one of the strings so it created a ruffle, and hand-sewed it to the corner of the pillow.
This little blue pillow I found on clearance at Michaels. Adds a nice touch to her rocker, crib, and changing table (not pictured)
See, didn't I tell you it was easy? You can use this method to dress up old pillows with new fabric, or you could simply add embellishments to pillows to give them a new POP. Took me about 20 minutes is all! Give it a try :)