1/8/12

A Pillow Update

I have a small office/den in my house that I use for my blogging space. In my space there's a brown leather couch that has a couple of gold and black throw pillows paired with a plain black velvet pillow.  Nothing wrong with the pillows, I'm just tired of looking at them. Back when I was working full time, I had the printed pillows custom made to coordinate with a striped roman shade in the room, and fortunately, when the shop delivered the shade and pillows, they also brought my extra fabric.



I came across the fabric remnant today when I was looking for something else, and I'm glad I found it. It gave me an idea to dress up the old black pillow.

I cut out two strips of the fabric, each 36 inches long and 6 inches wide.


I sewed them together to make a 72 inch long tie, then folded it in half and stitched all around, leaving an opening to turn.
I stitched the opening closed and pressed the tie.

The plain black velvet pillow can now don its new "scarf".

I tied the scarf around the pillow and knotted it in the middle. The fabric I used is heavy and stiff and will stay in place, so I didn't stitch it to the pillow. Lighter weight fabric might need to be tacked at the back, front, or sides.



An updated version of the old black velvet pillow - total cost = $0


13 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Anita! I love it... you're very clever.

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  2. Love your cushions...the fabrics are lovely and I really like the contrast of the navy blue. Beautifully created. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com Hugs, Gayle.

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  3. Hi Anita, I stopped by to find something to make for dessert tonight and saw your brilliant pillow makeover! What a lovely transformation for little $$...my kind of project! I do hope you'll share this on Wed.! Now on to dessert... :)

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  4. I love seeing quick and easy ideas to update your decor. Your pillow looks like it was supposed to be made this way. Love the bright colors and design of your fabric too. Thank you for joining my party!

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  5. I like that you have dressed up the pillow and changed your view! I found you at the Cozy Home Party! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That's a smart way to use up a dab that's left - might do the same with my plain couch pillows - thanks for the idea!

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  7. Anita, thanks for sharing! I put it on my FB page tonight! Love your all projects and recipes.

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  8. "SEW" cute, Anita!! I loved your tooth fairy pillows, too!!

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  9. Good for you! What a great idea using something you already had!

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  10. So nice!!! And an ingenious idea:) Thanks for sharing this on Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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