Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sew Happy With the New Pillows!

I've always wanted to be able to change out my pillow covers with the seasons. My old pillows were in need of updating, so this was the perfect time to learn to sew pillow covers with zippers. I've made lots and lots of pillows for my house, but I've never done zippers before. I didn't even know which foot was the zipper foot for my sewing machine.

First stop, two of my favorite blogs for tutorials.
Red Door Home
Isabella and Max Rooms

Here's the finished product. I made four new pillows for the couches in the family room. The down inserts came from IKEA. The fabric came from Joann.



Twenty inch pillow inserts seem to be perfect for my sofas. I can't wait to show you their summer look!

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6 comments:

  1. Those look great! I used that same fabric to cover the seats of my dining chairs. Love it!

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  2. Looking beautiful Becca... so pretty colours...
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  3. They are beautiful. I love the fabric you chose.

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  4. The pillows look great. LOVE the fabric!

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  5. I was just thinking I should do something like this for my couches. It just sounds logical to put in zippers instead of trying to store many pillows (not that I do this. I don't have a single pillow on my couch right now, lol ) Fantastic! And now I have another project to add to my imaginary list of projects in my head :) Your pillows look fantastic, btw :-)

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  6. Hi Becca, I've been reading your blog for a while now (I'm not sure how I came across it), but this is my first time leaving a comment. I really like the colors throughout your house! I love the fabric you chose for your pillows- they look terrific with your red curtains!

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