Throw pillows are the quintessential cherry on top of the interior decorating pie. To me, a room can be transformed from cold and unfriendly to welcoming and cozy with just a few throw pillows added to the mix. Unfortunately, they are an expensive commodity. It feels silly to pay $40 for a pillow that’s only purpose is to please the eye. Since I didn’t win the Powerball lottery a couple of weeks ago, I decided now might be the time to learn how to make them myself!
My Supplies: 2 12”x12” pillow forms, 1 18”x18” pillow form, 4 yards of fabric (pink/melon & silver patterned), white thread, and an 18” white zipper. To make three pillows myself it cost $41.77
The Process: I was confident when I started this project that it wouldn’t be that hard to sew throw pillows. My confidence waned at times (I managed to cut each piece of fabric a different size even though I had measured the pieces thoroughly!), but it also expanded at times (each step of my zipper process looked just like Deb’s!). During this project I learned that I shouldn’t cut fabric while sitting on the floor, that I should use a ruler that is longer than the desired length to measure, that I should measure out the ½” seam allowance and draw a line to make sure I follow it, and that the zipper closure is easier to do than the hand stitch.
I am pretty proud with how my first three throw pillows turned out and I am excited to make more for myself and my friends. But first, I am going to tackle making a tablecloth!