I stopped at JoAnn's to pick up some great fabric for new pillows. I found a great citron and cream swirl pattern that would be perfect in the room. The next step was to find batting. Now batting is not an expensive material, but it's not cheap either, so I had a thought. Making new pillows means that we would have to find a place to store our old pillows. But what if we didn't have to move our old pillows?
The fabric that I had purchased was a thick upholstery fabric, thick enough that color would not bleed through or be seen through the fabric. So why not just COVER the old pillows? I purchased 1.5 yards of the fabric for $7.50 - on sale of course! Then started looking for a pattern for a pillow cover.
I found a great pattern for a pocket cover, so that we wouldn't need any type of clasp, button, zipper and could be easily moved. So here is the easy step by step!
4. Turn the covers right side out and iron flat.
5. Fill with your existing pillows.
We had enough fabric to make a small bolster pillow, and I had some left over batting in the basement from a past project, just enough to fill the small pillow. So for $7.50 and a little hard work, this was the finished product.
They are so bright and cheery and will make a perfect addition to our final Living Room Refresh. What do you think? This project is easy enough for anyone to accomplish!