Decorative pillows are expensive, y’all! I mean these and these are really cute from Amazon.com, but the first one is $15 and is only a pillow cover and the second one is $55 , but it does come with an insert! Anyhow, sewing pillows is easy, inexpensive, and and can spruce up a room or couch instantly! I don’t do zippers and just recover old pillows, you can see my maniac methods here. But, I just discovered a new trick. And it involves recycling old crusty bed pillows. I think you’re gonna like it.
I’ve been into this website called GroopDealz lately. (This is not a sponsored post!) You can sign up for GroopDealz here, if you’re feeling it. (FYI: That is my affiliate link!) I get one email every morning, and the crazy awesome sale only lasts a few days or hours. The baby and home section has me hooked. So, I found this fun, yellow, triangle pillow cover for $6.50! This pillow covering has a zipper and all, totally worth the $6.50 not to have hunt down cute fabric, and get out my trusty sewing machine. I needed a pillow insert and was not ready to give up any of my old pillows. So, here comes the good part. I literally just chopped an old, extra bed pillow down to size and sewed it up. First step, use fabric scissors to chop pillow about 1 in. bigger than your pillow covering, like so:
Then, just stick her under the sewing machine (or sew by hand) and stitch her up. Leave a little hole at the bottom, like so:
I used the extra stuffing from excess of the old pillow to add a little to each of the 4 corners, see:
Then, sew up your new pillow insert and stuff her in the cover… It takes about 15 minutes! So worth it. Don’t want to buy pillow covers? Here’s how to make a decorative pillow…
Here’s another fun way to use old, crusty bed pillows… make a neck roll pillow!