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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updated Throw Pillows

When we bought our two couches several years ago for our family room, they came with some throw pillows.  I always thought they were ugly - don't you agree?



One side was the ugly side and the other wasn't so bad with the olive green microfiber - the same as our couches.


Well I've been talking about changing them up for quite some time, but haven't done anything about it.  I wanted to add some more color to our family room too since I have a lot of cream, black, and green.  So when I finished my spring mantel and added a touch of blue, I thought it would be fun to bring in some more blues and lime greens. 


A few weeks ago I was at JoAnn's and came across this material.


As well as this one.



I bought a yard of each and decided to make some two sided pillows, using my ugly throw pillows as the "stuffing".   Can you believe it???? I finally busted out my sewing machine and decided to get to work on them over the weekend. 

I must tell you I am not a seamstress by any means - not even remotely close.  I do, however, like to get out my sewing machine at least once a year though just to make sure it still works.

An hour and a half later, I was done with all four pillows.  One side looks like this.



And the other side looks like this.


I just love how they turned out and the color it adds to the room.  I can have them all green or switch it around for some blue. 


So I think this is only the second time in my life I made pillows, so if I can do it, anyone can.  I bought some other material to make some other fun pillows.  But at my rate, it may not be until next year, ya know since I love to sew so much.



Lil' Luna

10 comments:

  1. At first my brain mixed up the words and I read...."throw up pillows!" LOL

    They are so pretty!! I'm working up the nerve to do slipcovers for my couch and chairs so that I can make pretty pillows like that to match! :)

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  2. I'm going to have to go to JoAnn's to see if they have that fabric by me. I just love the color combo. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  3. They look great. It was fun shopping for the fabric.

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  4. Great job! They are such an improvement over the previous fabric on the pillows!

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  5. Very nice! I like the blue fabric especially. If anyone can, then maybe I could even do this....hmmmm

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  6. very nice, definately makes me want to bust out my machine and sew me up some pretty spring pillows, thanks for the inspiration!! : )

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  7. I really like these! I need to learn to sew!!!!GREAT JOB!

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  8. They are very pretty. Love the fabric combination.

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  9. The pillows look great! I bought that fabric a few weeks ago too and plan on making a quilt out of it.

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