Monday, June 18, 2012

Easy Pillow Covers

I’ve had these pillows for a few years now.  I got them at Home Goods and they actually went very well in the master bedroom in our old house with the wall color and the bedding set I had.  I decided that while I still can use them as they are, I’d like to be able to cover them for a new look.

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Without sewing them into a closed cover, I decided to try a more open approach.  Like this one by Anna from Ask Anna.   Without duplicating her post, I’m just going to skip ahead and show you the end result.  Anna left two sides open, but I just left one side open on mine.  It is basically a pillow case.

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I had some fabric left over from the bed crown panel toile and, using that and some Osnaberg fabric, I only had to get some more teal ribbon.  I measured out the fabric using the pillows themselves as my guide and followed Anna’s tutorial for sewing them and adding the ribbons.

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I cut my ribbon 18 inches in length ~ four for each pillow cover.

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Popped in the pillows and they are good to go!

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Here they are with the lumbar pillow I made a couple of weeks ago.

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You could use a prettier fabric on the reverse, or stencil or applique to get a double sided pillow, but I just left these since it matches the lining of the bed crown panels and my bed skirt.

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And, did you notice I got my drapery panel holdbacks up? 

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Love ‘em! 

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

41 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super idea. I love the look and your toile fabric is so beautiful. YOur bed looks amazing, the crown is stunning and the drapes are so pretty. Great tiebacks also. Hugs, Marty

Okio B Designs said...

Your bedroom looks so pretty! Love the new pillows.

Jeanine

Judy said...

Such a pretty update to those pillows. I love the ties on the side. Your bedroom is really looking gorgeous.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Cool! I usually make my pillows the envelope technique but I may give this a try!

Your bedroom is lovely, Kathy!

xoxo

Inma M. said...

Maravilloso.
feliz semana.......

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kathy! I love this idea. So fast and clever and great for a quick new look!

All Ways Designing said...

I really like the idea of the Crown and tie-backs - it's gorgeous. The addition of the matching pillows makes it complete.

Jan ♥

Ms. Redo said...

They look great - love the fabric and the teal ribbon just gives them the little something extra. Great job! Mary

Glenda said...

Love the bedroom decor! And the pillows look so easy - I'll be trying that soon. Thanks for the posting!

Stitchfork said...

Great idea - those look perfect!
xo Cathy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

They are beautiful on their own but even better in your lovely bedroom.

Kathy, if I did that on outdoor pillow could I use shoelaces as the ties? or what would look right as ties on canvas fabric, in your opinion.. thanks

KATHY said...

your pillows are so pretty!!! I love your bedroom.

Kathy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your pillows new look--they look great!

Karen said...

Your pillows are so pretty. That's such a good idea, you can wash the covers and they look beautiful with the ties. Love your bed crown, your room is gorgeous.

Patti said...

Your bed is so pretty...Love the pillows, but especially love the whole look!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Oh wow Kathy! Your pillow covers are so pretty. Your tieback are gorgeous!!! I love how it all came together. 'fit for a queen' Beautiful!

Dee

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy...love the pillows...looks like you bought them right off the shelves of Pottery Barn...love the ties on the sides!....You did a beautiful job and they look great on the bed!!

Designing Domesticity said...

Cute pillows. And the ribbons ties add just enough to keep them interesting. thanks for sharing, liz

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Beautiful and your bedroom looks so put-together!

Creative Breathing said...

Absolutely fit for a king and queen. I giggled at first to see more toile! It's now my favorite "husband" word. Had to come running when you said you visited your daughter. Happy days always to see them. E

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Very cool Kathy! I think I'm going to recover a couple of pillows this weekend! Easy !
Susan
Homeroad

Carolyn said...

Great idea for pillow slip covers. Your bedroom is so pretty-I love the toile.

Carolyn

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well they are just perfect and go with your romantic bed draping...Great job and save!

Carol

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love those pillows Kathy! I think you did a fabulous job with choosing a fabric and a design. Your bedroom is looking so fabulous... the holdbacks really complete the whole look! Angie xo

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

The room looks gorgeous, love that fabric and that shade of blue! I like the idea of leaving one side open and using ribbon.....I recently bought a HUGE pillow from Ikea that has the same type of cover and love it. Yours are fab.

Kathleen

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love that toile. It's beautiful. Great job on the pillows. Totally romantic.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful, Kathy! You have done a great job all the way around. It looks beautiful! xo Diana

Debbiedoo's said...

So pretty Kathy. This room just keeps evolving into more spectacular.

mishebe said...

what pretty pillows!I will always love toile>

lynn said...

you have the sweetest looking bed, kathy! love the pillows and the tie backs are perfect:)

Gail said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous Kathy! LOVE the new pillow covers!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Kathy! I love the fabric you used. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

SavannahGranny said...

Kathy, Your bed is awesome! The bed draping is so beautiful and the pillows you made are so neat. Such an easy to update a pillow and the fabric and ribbon color is one one of my favorites. You did an excellent job.
Ginger

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love this - Everything you've done has come together to make this a dreamy bedroom!
Kathy

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi Kathy, what a lovely room. I love toile and this is the color tones I'd love to find for my livingroom makeover. I'm visiting from Open House party and now a new follower. Would love for you to share your pillows at Frugal Treasures going on thru Sunday; what's more frugal than recycling what you have. : ) Hope you'll stop by for a visit.
~Bee~

Heaven's Walk said...

Pretty room, Kathy! Thanks for sharing the links to the slip tutorial, too! Being a verrrry novice sewer, they will come in handy! :)

xoxo laurie

Something Special said...

I love love your covers. I am wondering if you would check out the Vintage hatbox swap I am hosting over at my blog. I think you would love it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous!! I love toile~ it looks beautiful in your room and your pillow covers are so charming!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

lovely and cute colors!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful! Love that fabric!!

Lou cinda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful! Love that fabric!!

Lou cinda

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