Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY: Sewing A Pillow Cover Is So Easy

Pillow covers are so easy to make whether you sew them or use a no sew product. If you have several pairs of them, they are easy to change  out seasonally and  take up very little space compared to having several sets of pillows.  Plus, if you make them yourselves, pillow covers are a lot cheaper to make than going out and buying a bunch of new pillows.

The other night Mr. Fanatic had to do some paperwork in the office and asked me to join him, so I thought I'd whip up a pillow cover with some fabric I found the last time I was at Mary Jo's.
Here it is:

 I just took one of the down pillows I already had, took off the cover and slipped on the cover once it was made. I think it took me all of 30 minutes to cut out the fabric and sew the pillow cover.

I thought the newly covered pillow would look great on the gray sofa.

Then I tried it on one of the leather chairs.

The gray sofa pillows were on the leather chairs, but I think the green fabric looks so much better.

Since we have 2 leather chairs, it looks like I'm going to have to make a trip to Mary Jo's and get some fabric to make another pillow cover for the second chair.
It's been cold here the past couple of days and the sun hardly shined at all last week and I would love to just skip over the next two months and go straight to Spring! 
How about you?
Hope you did something fun weekend!


  1. Love the pillow cover! And yes, I'm ready to skip into spring!! "I don't do cold weather!!"

  2. Your lovely pillow brings some springtime inside for now. So pretty!
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  3. Love that fun fabric Pam. Nice job!

  4. love this project!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent! So excited to be your newest follower!

  5. Hi Pam! Your green pillow looks wonderful in your room! Do you think green will be BIG this year? It's near the top of my list.

  6. Isn't is amazing how a little bit of fabric can change a room? Love the green fabric - great choice!

  7. Love that fabric, and I'm really impressed that you can whip up a pillow in 30 minutes.

  8. Love the fabric color!
    I am so ready for spring - we haven't had any sunshine here in SC, either, and I am dreaming of a sunny blue sky.
    Finally got my sewing machine out yesterday and tried a pillow cover. Not bad for my first try, but need to practice!

  9. That fabric is awesome!!! Have you had a chance to check out our little Challenge? It's not too late to join. My project update post just went up.

    I am your newest follower!

  10. Yes, spring would be so nice! Since I am inside the store all day now the gray skies don't bother me as much as they used too, but I agree it sure has been quite gloomy outside. I love your new pillow covers! That fabric is fantastic! I like it a lot on your couch too! Great choice!

  11. Looks great Pam!
    It's been cold up here! More snow coming!

  12. those look great! I really need to start sewing my own pillows. I just ordered 4 pillows from pottery barn, and spent an insane amount of money. I sew, too, so i have no excuses =)

  13. Coming over from Savvy Southern, cute pillow, love the color. I love to sew, and just finished a Valentine pillow. Sewing you own is so economical.

  14. I have myself a small pillow addiction! I am loving that fabric, and yes it is so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  15. So pretty! I definitely need to do this to a ton of my pillows. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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