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Mini Tips and Tuts: Reusing Pillows Already Living at Your House
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 16:58
It suddenly occurred to me while I was preparing to visit my local craft store to purchase a pillow form for the sun painted fabric pillow that I have altogether too many pillows sitting around - many unused most of the year (holiday pillows). Why not simply create a slip case type cover and pull one of those pillows out of storage!
By reusing pillows I already own, I am saving between $15.00 and $20.00 per pillow and reducing the number of pillows I have stored in the closet!!
And even better! It takes about 5 minutes to make this style of pillow cover. With right sides together, stitch three sides. Turn and press and shirt tail hem the edge at the opening.
As you can see above, once my pillow cover is completed, I slip a "stash" pillow inside and fold the open edge envelope style.
I suppose, if you like you could add a bit of velcro, but since these are not "sitting" cushions, this closure works perfectly in my house.
I have two more "fern pillows" planned using the remainder of the fabric left over from making the Haphazard Chevron Pillow; and now, when I plan the over all size of each pillow, I will size it to a pillow in my closet!!! More money and space saved!
Read more about the sun painted fern fabric and Making the Haphazard Chevron Pillow from the brand new book "Quilting Happiness" right here!