I was looking around my living room yesterday thinking I was ready to make some new pillows. Maybe change things up a little for the fall?? That may never happen because, you know, we have a baby due around here pretty soon. You never know though...these sleepless nights might result in some new pillows. It is not like I have anything else to do!!!
I remembered that I never even showed you the pillows I made in the Spring. So, before I change them again...here they are.
I was inspired by these patchwork pillows. I didn't follow their tutorial exactly. Basically, I laid my strips on top of each other (front side facing front side), sewed the raw edges of my strips together until all the strips were attached, ironed the seams, and then top stitched them. I made an envelope back so that I could take the pillow out easily...because I like to be able to change things up!
I have a great tutorial that I printed off from Tiny Decor Blog several years ago for easy envelope pillow covers. It really is so easy and my favorite way to make pillows. Anyone can do it! When I went to link the tutorial I couldn't find it anymore. Maybe I'll do my own tutorial sometime...or you can just google envelope pillow cover and I'm sure you will find tons of tutorials out there.
This pillow I cut circles and sewed them on top of each other before sewing it onto the pillow. I was originally going to just sew the fabric circles together, but ended up having to use iron-on adhesive to keep the fabric from bunching.
Most of the fabric is from fabric.com. The linen is from Joanns. The red pillow with the pom poms is made by Megan. It is one of my favorites.
So, those are the pillows in my living room right now. The empty wall used to have huge shelves on it, but the bottom shelf was just about at head level for little kids. After a few injuries we decided they needed to come down. It has been empty ever since. It definitely needs something. Maybe three big pictures of my kiddos or some sort of gallery wall?? Someday I'll hang something there.
I am still waiting to hear from the winner of the online SnapShop course. Stacy, please email me by tomorrow or I will need to randomly pick another winner!! I don't want you to miss out!