Decorative pillows are expensive, y’all! 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!
Oh and my other favorite thing to sew is patches on jeans because they are also really easy, ha! Do you ever up cycle old bed pillows? Do you use GroopDealz? I’d love to hear…
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