I love a good pillow. Who am I kidding? I am a pillow hoarder. I saw some darling pillows recently on Pottery Barn and Ballard Design. I told myself that I was going to attempt to make them, and if it didn't turn out that I would buy them. Well, I am here today to show you how they turned out.
This is the one from Pottery Barn that retails for $49.00. EEK right... For a Holiday pillow.
I love the frayed edges.
Here is mine. I am going to walk you through how I did it. It was SO easy that there is no need for a full picture tutorial.
What you need:
* 20 inches of nice Flannel. ( I got mine at Joanns for $4.00 it was on sale)
* Cutting Mat
* 20x20 down filled pillow insert
I straightened the edges of my fabric with my ruler. WAIT FOR IT.... I put my pillow in the center of my fabric. Folded the edges around the pillow. and pinned it. You want the ends to overlap to create an envelope so that you can get the pillow in and out. So all the edges are raw. and then you sew a straight seam 1 inch in on both sides. SO EASY. I love how this turned out so much. I like it BETTER than the Pottery Barn one.
This pillow is from Ballard Design and Retails for $59.00
Here is mine
How to make this one.
This one is a little harder than the first, but if you can sew a straight line you can do this.
* 2 1/2 Yards of Pom Poms
Follow the tutorial listed above. There are so many out there that I didn't think mine would be any different. But before you do that. Attach the pom-poms to the front piece.
The biggest impact of these pillow covers is the inserts. If you want any cover to look good and not frumpy you need to have a good insert. I like to use down filled ones. They are fluffy and stand up really nicely giving you the more expensive look. I don't break the bank on inserts. I shop Tjmaxx clearance section for them. I may not like cover that comes on them, but the pillow is worth the $10 bucks. I never spend over that for one.
The total for these two pillows with one insert, because I already had one. Was $22. Can you believe it?