DIYsewingthrow pillows

Pillow Project

By March 1, 2011 5 Comments
image via Freshly Picked

We finally bought the sofa we’ve been drooling over for a few months now.  But I’m going to keep you all in suspense for a while before posting any photos, because first I need throw pillows and lighting and I REALLY need to finish the gallery wall I’ve been planning forever.

When it comes to throw pillows, I really should just accept the fact that my dog will eat them.  But I must have them.  So I’ve decided I will sew the covers myself and use Ikea pillow inserts.  I can do this pretty inexpensively, which means I won’t cry too hard when I discover the shredded remains buried in the back yard.

And since I’m still not great when it comes to sewing, I was thrilled to discover an envelope back pillow tutorial by Susan on Freshly Picked that describes these pillows as “the easiest thing that you’ve ever made.”  Right up my alley!

Anyone else want to try making these pillows with me?  It would be fun to compare notes!

Join the discussion 5 Comments

  • Amber says:

    This one time I took a sewing class specifically so I could sew throw pillow covers. There was this awesome girl (you) in my class who totally rocked at sewing. I'm up for the challenge. 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    Amber, I miss our classes!!! Have you sewn any pillows yet? BTW, I've never used the purse I made in sewing class.

  • Don't keep us in suspense too long!

  • Yes, I love making pillows too. We have maybe 10-15 decorative pillows in our house –crazy I know, and each one is unique. My dog doesn't eat ours though ;), so that helps the situation some. Have you checked out lately. February was pillow month; they have lots of great tutorials and featured pillows that will knock your socks off. You really should check it out.

    Hope you're well 😉

  • Nicole says:

    Thanks for the tutorial info Angela! Maybe that will be phase 2, once I've mastered the basic envelope design.