MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM PILLOWS

After creating our headboard last year, I have been shuffling around pillows never really loving the outcome.  Well, after {cough cough} eight months, I finally decided to make my own.  



I could never find the right fabric, in the right color, at the right time... Sound familiar?!?  So when I pinned this lovely pillow a few days ago I got inspired.

Greek Key Fretwork Ivory Linen with Jute 20 Pillow by thfabricate, $80.00
{ Image via THFabricate, Linen & Jute Pillow Cover $80 }

I had scored some natural ribbon a while ago on clearance, thinking I would sit on it until Christmas.  Wouldn't you know it was the perfect shade of gray.  Now I just needed fabric for the pillow covers.  While looking around Homegoods, I thought about a post Beth { one of the nicest fellow bloggers out there } recently did on Home Stories A to Z.  She showed how you can make pillow covers made from fabric napkins.  I too have napkin pillows in our living room, but needed something larger than a napkin.  Voila!  A table cloth!! Plus it was only $9.99 for roughly 2 yds of fabric.  I instantly came home a sewed two basic pillow covers.

Because my ribbon was fairly thick, I cut it in half (doubling my yield) & decided to use the decorative frayed edge to my advantage.  I tried the overlapping fretwork pattern, but felt a simple border suited the room better.  I simply attached the ribbon using some StitchWich, mitering the corners added a more professional look.  I added a few stitches in the corners to be sure they were secure.


I have another confession, we haven't had a bed skirt in eight months either!  Craziness.  But again, price, style, decorating A.D.D... I digress, well I was able to find one on the same Homegoods trip.  It's amazing how quickly a room comes together with just a few finishing touches!


Have you customized your own pillows?  Share your links, I'd love to see them!


8 comments:

  1. They look beautiful! You are very talented. Your entire room looks amazing! Megan

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  2. Really beautiful! I really like how you did the trim.

    Your headboard is the most incredible one I've seen...and I've looked at a lot. You did an amazing job on it! The design, the fabric, nail heads ~ just superb.

    I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your fabulous home. The snapshots so far are truly gorgeous! I'm trying to decide on a new look for my bedroom...do you mind me asking about your white bedding? I'd just love to know.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Pat

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    1. Thank you very much Pat! I studied every tutorial I could come across before we tackled ours.

      Our white bedding was purchased three+ years ago... & has held up amazingly well! It is still available through West Elm.
      http://www.westelm.com/products/organic-cotton-pintuck-duvet-cover-shams-white-s081/?pkey=cduvet-covers

      There are numerous others out there that are similar, but I will say that a friend had the Target version & was not happy with how it held up over time.

      Welcome to the hunt!

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  3. i want the big white pillows to finish the day bed

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    1. We can totally find you some Euro Shams M! They are everywhere!!

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  4. Your room has come out gorgeous! What a beautiful room to wake up in : )

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  5. Totally empathizing again ... this time with why it took you a long time to find a bed skirt. Sometimes I know exactly what I want but can't find it in the right size/price/color/style combo. So frustrating. If I buy a "just for now" substitution, my husband sees no reason to change it down the road when I find the "just perfect" version because to him, the original version works just fine.

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K

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