DIY Pillows

I absolutely love it when a family member or friend wants me to make them a special pillow to go with their decor. It can be so much fun because it’s easy to make and there’s more time to focus on embellishments.

I was given two 20″ square upholstery fabric samples to make 2 pillows out of. Color scheme was to go with the olive green nursery chair for soon to come little baby Zoe.

I went to Joann’s to pick up 2 pillow forms (I try to NOT get the same size or shape when in a set), 2 fat quarter fabrics for the back of pillows, and 2 piping accents.  Piping is always a wonderful way to embellish your pillows.  It’s a little tricky to get used to but well worth it!  With my 50% off coupon, pillows being BOGO free and $1 fat quarter sale, I was able to pick up all the supplies for $19.

Since these pillows are for the nursery where bottle feedings will commence, you know these pillows will need to be washed once in awhile. So I thought it was super important to add hidden zippers and luckily I found two white zippers in my sewing stash.

Here’s a few photos of the finished product. I had my friend, April, sew one of the pillows so I can refresh her on piping and sewing zippers. She did a great job on the orange square pillow while I tackled the purple rectangle pillow. Between the two of us we successfully made one mommy-to-be very happy! šŸ™‚

DIY Pillows

DIY Pillows for nursery chair

Backside of pillows

Backside of pillows – fabric from fat quarters with accented piping

Hidden zipper

Hidden zipper – shortcut: stitch witchery with re-enforced hand stitching.

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