There is such a beauty in pillows! No matter how fine, beautiful, or expensive your furniture is, it will never look complete without pillows, whatever your style might be. Pillows are not only designed as a decoration piece, but also are an invitation to sit down, relax, and enjoy a moment of comfort, either with company or by yourself.
Oh . . . but how expensive can pillows be! Even the simplest ones are no less than $15 each, even at discount stores! That's why when you see those prices, creativity comes alive.
This week I was into the mood of changing the look of my sofa pillows. Are you, like me, in the occasional mood to change the look of your living room? I am guilty! Not that I do it every week or even every month, but sometimes I like to do little changes here and there that make me feel anew.
My pillows not only were a little old, but from the beginning when I bought them, I realized they where not the best color for my sofa. By the time I realized that, I had already removed their tags, so I was stuck with them. So I went to my favorite discount store with plans of buying new pillows, but even there, the prices were nothing less than $15 each, a little more than I was willing/hoping to pay.
While looking around the aisle, one of the pillows caught my attention; the folded/envelope-style pillow, with three buttons. It looked so elegant, that I fell in love with it, but I didn't want to pay $20 for each. Luckily, my old pillows at home are 20x20, and I happen to remember that regular pillowcases are 20" wide, soooo . . . BINGO! All I had to do was buy a pair of pillowcases that go with my decoration, and place my old pillow inside!
So here are the simple & easy steps to create these awesome 20x20, no-sew pillow covers:
Your old pillow/s
A pillowcase for each pillow (I paid $5.47 for a pair)
Thread & needle (just to attach the buttons to the pillowcase)
3-1" diameter buttons for each pillow (I paid $2.50 for 6)
Place your old pillow inside the pillowcase. (I recommend you iron the pillow case first for a neater look; I did iron mine).
Place the pillow the whole way to the bottom, making sure you tuck your pillow corners well into the corners of the pillowcase.
Once your pillow is inside the pillowcase, evenly fold the rest of the pillowcase, like shown on the image above.
Place all three buttons evenly along the folding and, using the thread & needle, attach them to the pillowcase, making sure you grab all parts of the pillowcase together.
If you don't feel confident using thread & needle, you might be able to use fabric glue to glue both, the pillowcase fabric and the buttons. I have never used fabric glue to attach buttons, but I did a little research on the internet, and read that it can hold buttons pretty good.
I don't think I have ever been more proud of a DIY project than this one. Every time I look at my "new" pillows, I feel so good about the result, that I decided to share the project with you!
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, and get to try this it next time to decide you are craving for new decorative pillows!
If you do this project, feel free to share your experience with me; I'd love to hear from you!
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