Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Updating Pillows


While I was sewing the valances for the sunroom, I figured I might just as well recover the pillows in here since I was already sewing.  We had gotten a  small L-shaped sectional earlier in the year.  It came with these two pillows.


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Since I added the valances and they have red in them, the blue didn’t really work.  So I unzipped the covers and just removed the insert.  I was able to use some cut scraps for the pillows.  I like the valance fabric with the fabric of the sectional better. 


I kept those two pillows very simple, with no embellishment. 

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I had a small lumbar pillow that was starting to show its age, so I took the form out of the cover and made it a new one.  This one I embellished with a ruffle made from the fabric I used to cover the buttons in the valance. 


I think it’s a nice little way to tie in a secondary fabric, even though you really can’t notice it in the valances.  This fabric picks up the color of the leaves in the floral fabric.


I think the ruffle fabric works well with the colors in the main fabric and gives a little added interest in between the two simple pillows.



It’s like I got three new pillows!

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Sonny G said...

your new pillows are mighty pretty.

I still need pillows for all 3 of my new sofa's ,, so seeing yours have inspired me to get on the move with mine..

Unknown said...

Lovely pillow. I really like the ruffles on the middle one. You are right, it does bring out the different colors.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your sunroom is so pretty. Love the valances and the new pillow covers. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

You did a wonderful job sewing those. I love that the pillows and valance match. It keeps the room cohesive. That sectional looks like a wonderful place to relax!

Andrea said...

I love that fabric-so, so pretty!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

your room looks so pretty!
you did a fabulous job sewing the valances and pillows! and I love your shades, how they go bottom up

BECKY said...

Absolutely love the fabric you chose for your valances and pillows, Kathy!
It looks awesome all together!

And how creative to make an adorable burlap collar for your mum!!! You amaze me gal! Just love it!
Hugs to you!

Okio B Designs said...

Very pretty! I love the lumbar one.


Cynthia said...

The curtains and the new pillows look great. Love the fabric.


Michele Smith said...

Cute pillows, the fabric is so pretty!

The Tuscan Home said...

Pretty, love them! =)

Sherry said...

You did a wonderful job on your valances and your pillows. Like how you added the ruffle to your middle pillow!

DIYbyDesign said...

You did a great job on the pillows and the valance. Beautiful fabric too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooo pretty!!

Shannon@A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Kathy, that is a very pretty room. Making the valances and pillows match gives a nice custom look. Your sectional sofa looks like a comfy place to relax.-------- Shannon

This N That said...

You did get three new pillows..Very nice..

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pillows are SO pretty, Kathy, and I love your valances. Your sectional looks so comfy! Great job!


20 North Ora said...

Great job on the pillows. Really changes the look of things.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love your pillows, Kathy! The pattern is so pretty! They look great in your room!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Your new pillows look beautiful.


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The ruffle fabric looks great on that little pillow! I really love that fabric. I've had something similar in my fabric stash for a few years but just haven't been able to find the right place for it.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I don't know how I missed this earlier! I love your pillows! You sew beautifully! The valances and pillows look wonderful and really tie your room together!

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