They were fine for the fall but recently I got a new rug which is all blue and grey. Well these festive fall pillows just stood out like a sore thumb. That is what prompted me to make new pillow covers. I chose to go all neutral with touches of blue this time. I like the versatility of these colors and also since my theme will be metallics for the tree they should be fine.
Let’s take a closer look at my “new” pillows!
The one that was up-cycled from an old sheet
The one that was once a lace dress with a lining underneath
From there it was easy to lay it flat. It is like the pleats of a shirt on the back.
The one up-cycled from a sweater
I created the decoration to look like a Christmas ribbon. I just sewed one end of the yarn and wrapped it around the pillow five times then sewed the other end. This can also be done with fabric glue. I then repeated the process for the vertical portion.
The one made from another sheet
The tassels were made with the same yarn I used on the sweater pillow. Just using all of that yarn up!
The one made from a tea towel
I looked through my stash of remnants and found this piece of linen. Notice the “pink” on the lower right side? Another victim of the dreaded red clothing that goes haywire in the wash.
I had used a bit of this when making my fall wreath.
The best part of it is that it frays nicely and gives the pillow a nice look.
This is how it looks on one side, very boho looking with the fringed ends.
This bunch may not look like much but I have decided to let them be subtle because the rug is taking center stage in my living room. And soon enough it will have to compete with the Christmas decorations. Sometimes simple is best!
You never know what an old piece of clothing will end up as! I hope this post has helped you to see how to make easy pillows out of fabric remnants 5 ways. It really is super easy and if you get bored with the look there are always other clothes out there you can re-purpose to make more.
Which one is your favorite?
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