Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Placemat Pillow

It's Friday.  It's Friday.  The end of the week and the last day.  At least for the work week anyway.

You may remember I bought three placemats from Target.  Two of them I stuffed here and they easily became pillows for the master.  The third pillow wasn't double sided.  It was only one layer so I couldn't just stuff it.

Since it was only one layer, I needed another fabric to become the back.  I had some extra fabric leftover from an Ikea curtain that I could use.  It was about 54 inches wide and each side was finished.  This was perfect for an envelope closure.  I didn't have any extra zippers laying around so that wasn't an option.  I wanted to use what I had.

The placemat was 14 x 19 and wasn't quite big enough for my 12 x 20 pillow insert.  Using a seam ripper, I opened up all the seams to give me the biggest surface area possible.

Since my pillow insert was 12 x 20, I cut my fabric 13 x 20.  I was going to go 21 in length so I would have a half inch seam allowance all around, but when I opened the seams, the corners weren't squared.  For the white fabric, I just cut it in half width wise to get two even pieces and laid it on my placemat fabric so I could cut it to the same size.  I overlapped the finished edges in the middle and trimmed the outsides so they matched the placemat fabric.  Once the pieces were all matched up, I pinned the two together to keep them from moving.  Make sure you are pinning right sides facing in.

A quick run through the sewing machine to attach the pieces and I was all done. I flipped the pillow cover right side out and inserted my pillow form.

The back has a nice, deep envelope closure.

It looks great with the other two coordinating pillows I made.

It's got a subtle chevron pattern to it and goes nicely with the medallion print of the other two pillows.

So glad I found an affordable option for throw pillows.  I still may add a couple bigger ones but for now these are perfect.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pink Headboards

Pink headboards always draw me in when browsing online.  They really add a striking pop of color to a bedroom.  I was never one for light pinks but I tend to gravitate towards hot pink while shopping in stores.  These headboards may make you think twice about the color.  Whenever I makeover my daughter's bedroom, I think a pink headboard would be a winner.

I really love this tufted version.

This pink talks in this black and white bedroom.

Pink really looks great in this shared bedroom.  Even the ceiling is pink!

This painted version really steals the show.

This painted metal one glams up a big girl room.

Hello pretty curved nailhead headboard.  The best part?  It's a DIY!

This is one gorgeous pink and white patterned headboard.  I wouldn't mind having one for myself.

What do you think about pink?  Too girly or just the right amount of color?

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Monday, April 20, 2015

DIY Placemat Pillow

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what pillow formation I want to use on our bed in the master.  I've been searching online for fabrics and even Etsy for pillow covers.  I showed you a while ago the pillow cover I liked at West Elm but it sold out before I could get my hand on it.

Well last week I was walking though Target.  On a last minute whim, I walked through the kitchen linens.  They had a great assortment of cloth napkins and tablecloths.  I came across a few I liked and grabbed them up.

I loved the patterns on these and the two fabrics coordinate perfectly.  I knew throw pillows were in order.

To make them I grabbed my seam ripper and a few old toss pillows I had stuffed in a closet and wasn't using anymore.  I started by using the seam ripper to open a side seam.  I made the hole just big enough to get my hand in.

I opened an old pillow and removed the stuffing.  I fluffed it up some and stuck it into my new pillow.  After the pillow was stuffed to my liking, I stitched the hole back up.  I now had a simple toss pillow.  You can see it coordinates with the chevron pillow I already had.

I like the pillow in the family room too.  With my accent color being blue throughout the house, I can use it anywhere.

Simple pillow right?  I always try to think outside the box when looking for fabric.  It could come in sheets, napkins, placements, and tablecloths.

Check out my napkin pillow covers here.

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