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.
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