I recently saw some nice toss pillows at Home Goods, Urban Outfitters, and other shops that would also look amazing in our living room. But I am too
cheap frugal to pay $30 + for a decorative pillow. So, I’ve had my eyes peeled when I go into a store for something inexpensive and fabulous ; I’m not high maintenance, I just have high standards .
I found these “hand towels” on clearance at Tar-Jay for $2.78. I say “hand towels” because they are really just cloth napkins. So I picked up two 2 packs (not to be confused with picking up 2Pac)
Sorry, Pac, we talkin bout napkins!
I love the graphic pattern and the turquoise color would look perfect in my living room.
I don’t have a sewing machine yet, so I’m going to use left over hemming tape from my curtain project I made a few months ago (see that tutorial here) to whip up some pillows .
I used Centsational Girl’s tutorial as a guide (see that here).
Cut one of the napkins in half down the middle (I may or may not have used our kitchen food scissors for this step). This will be the back of the pillow that the opening will be, so I chose to use the solid napkin for this part.
Next, flip both napkins inside out and overlap the hemmed edges of the cut napkin. Leave the frayed, cut edges around the perimeter.
Then I placed the patterned napkin face up on the ironing board.
Use hemming tape along the perimeter of the patterned napkin. Place one half of the back (solid) on top of it, sandwiching the hemming tape.
Place the other half on the other side, making sure hemming tape is sandwiched in between then both and iron that too.
Once it’s cooled, flip it right side out.
Iron the edges again. Let it cool.
Pop your old, ugly pillow in your fabulous new pillow cover!
BONUS… I found 2 matching pillows at Target the next day (yes, I went to Target 2 days in a row)! They were also on clearance for $6. That’s my kind of price tag!!
So here’s the latest couch ensemble….
Easy as pie & took me 20 minutes start to finish!
What have you sewn (or no-sewn) lately?