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Pillow Makeover with Scrap Fabric Tutorial

Over the summer I came upon a ton of scrap fabric such as these scraps of upholstery samples.

I also had two horribly ugly pillows from our downstairs couch like this (and don't say I didn't warn you):

So I measured the pillow (18" x 18")

I  broke out my very important crafting supplies

I measured the first square for the pillow case cover adding one inch to allow for the stuffing and the seams (19"x19")  Sidenote: I probably should have added a little more than an inch but hey it's a learning process right?

I measured out two flaps for the other side. The samples were not big enough to do two squares, but hey this way I got to make a removable slipcover!

I turned all of the material over and pinned it together. I broke out my trusty serger and went to work.

Put the cover on the pillow and yeah new lovely slip-covered pillows from old worn dog eared pillows.

It was an easy and well free upcycle! Love it.

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Whitney said…
I love making pillows! I haven't made one in awhile! I have already asked for a sewing machine. Great job!
Millie Green said…
and now that pillow is 1000% cuter! I love sailboats.

After you cover up all the ugly pillows, you can do what I do... make pillowforms with a recycled sheet and all the too small to use otherwise fabric and serger scraps and thread tails that end up on the sewing room floor. I just save this up in a garbage bag to reuse instead of throw out, it works great for throw pillows.
(Sewing and Growing)

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