Everyone craves change – it can be painting the walls, rearranging the existing decor or even reupholstering the furniture. But, not all of them are budget friendly or easy solution. The change has to be affordable and small, yet bring a great difference.
And something that is easy and quick is adding seating and decorative pillows.
I was always unsure on how many pillows are allowed on a couch and didn’t want them to fill the place and give no room to sit.
So, after some deliberation and inspiration from these IKEA fabric pillows, I decided to DIY custom decorative pillows.
They are not oversized, bulky or take away the sitting place.
Square – 16X16 — Rectangle – 16X22.
To make these cute little pillows you need:
Matching thread and Needle
Step 1: Cut the fabric to the desired size – you can do it 2 ways
1 folded piece of fabric or
2 squares of same size
Step 2: Check the right side of the fabric and put the fronts together.
For folded fabric – sew 2 sides and leave half of the 3rd side open/un-sewn
For 2 piece fabric – sew 3 sides and leave half of the 4th side open/un-sewn
That opening is required to stuff the pillow
Step 3: Then pull the pillow cover right side up and fill it with medium of your choice – I used some left over poly fill fiber and filled it 90%.
Step 4 : Once the pillow is filled hand sew the open edge with thread and needle. If you are not familiar with basic slip stitch – here is an easy tutorial to hand sew and close the pillow opening.
And I absolutely love the new look, it is refreshing, has some personal touch and most important tie and blend the room together….yayyyy!!
Hope you enjoyed this easy and fun project 🙂