Spicing Up Our Pillows

Our couch is old, it has old pillows. But until we buy a house we’re not going to replace it. While looking through the remnant section of Jo Anns, I found some upholstery fabric that i liked! And I decided that this is the time to spice up our old couch. I made two pillow covers out of the fabric.

First I measured the pillow, they are about 18 by 18, so i cut one 20×20 square, then two 20 x 15 rectangles.

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For the two rectangles, I did a double fold under for the hem on one 20-inch edge. I then overlapped those edges and put them right side in against the 20-inch square.

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I was able to sew one continuous seam around the outside edge of the square. Then I snipped the corners flat and flipped it right side out using the overlapped fabric gap.

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Finally I put the old pillows into the new cases and they look so good! It definitely brightens up the room. I don’t care that they do not match my couch mainly because nothing in my living room matches and secondly because nothing could match these old couches at this point.

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2 thoughts on “Spicing Up Our Pillows

  1. I love the new covers! They are so pretty. I love the fabric too. It does Spice up the room. Periodically I do that to mine as well. And I totally understand the whole not matching thing, that’s what I’m dealing with as well. It’s still nice to have new pillow covers. Well done!

  2. Awesome idea! Your pillow covers turned out great 🙂 I heard Joanns is having a huge 70% sale on some their fabrics this week- I’m going to make some of these! Thanks 🙂

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