I’m of the persuasion that one can never have too many pillows.  I’m a pillow freak.  We always have a ton of pillows on our couches and our bed.  It’s a great way to add color and flare to any room. Per usual, I got inspired for today’s Thrifty Thursday while out shopping.  I was at Target and found these super cute Nate Berkus pillows here and here.  When I knew we were doing a month of home for April, I thought this would be the perfect post.  It’s a great way to change up a normal looking pillow and add some character into your decor.  If you aren’t a sewer, don’t you worry, we have a non-sewing tutorial for you guys!

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Pom Pom Pillow

 

Items Needed ||

  • Pom pom trim
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Old pillow or stuffing

 

Tutorial ||

  1. Cut two squares out of your fabric that will fit over a pillow you own. My recommendation is to measure your pillow size and add about ¾ to 1 inch onto all four sides. Lay one square down right side up.  Take your pom pom trim and lay it so the pom poms are facing the inside of the square.  The line of the trim should line up directly with the edge of the fabric.  Do this on all four sides or you could choose to do only two sides like I did.
  2. Place your second square right side down onto the pom pom trim and other fabric square.  Pin these three pieces together. Sew all the way around the pillow leaving a large opening on one of the sides.
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3. Turn right side out.  Fill with pillow stuffing or your pillow form. Close the opening either by hand stitching, iron on hem tape or sewing it closed.


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Striped Pillow

 

Items Needed || 

  • Trimming of your choice
  • Pillow
  • Iron on hem tape
  • Iron

 

 

Tutorial ||

1.  Cut trimming to fit the length across the front of your pillow.  Cut your hem tape to match the same length as your trimming.

2.  Take the pillow cover (you could also use a regular pillow), place a piece of cardboard in the zippered pocket and lay this flat on your ironing board.  Place your iron-on hem tape on the front of the pillow cover and then place your trimming over this tape.  Iron the trimming in place.  The hot iron will heat up the tape and connect the trimming to the pillow cover.  Do not use your iron directly on the tape, as it will stick and burn onto your iron.

3.  Continue this to create a striped pattern on your pillow.

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  Now go find some more pillows that need a little love in your house!!   

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