But let me tell you - this was SO EASY! And I'm not just saying that. Really. I found the *BEST* zipper pillow tutorial on Prudent Baby.
And the rest, my friends, is history.
Okay, let me start at the beginning.
I have a secret.
This pillow right here? All striped and lovely?
|Pillow recover - AFTER|
Used to look like this:
(wa wa waaaaaaa)
|Pillow re-cover BEFORE|
Yes, it's true. I know. Ahoy Matey and watch your gag reflexes.
And although nautical can be nice, it wasn't exactly the look I was going for.
This blue couch has been kind of difficult to decorate around. And since a nice slipcover is out of our budget, I opted for trying to update it another way. When I ran across this like-new, heavy, soft cotton thrift store fabric for $5.99, I knew just what to use it for.
|See how nicely the two go together?|
The 2 nautical pillows were 22" x 22", but were a little saggy, if you want to know the truth. So I decided to cut my new pillow cases for 18" x 18" to make sure I had enough fluff.
Now I kid you not - this is where I followed the Zipper Pillow Tutorial to the letter. Trust me, you can't go wrong. I didn't re-post directions, just a few pictures, because why mess with a good thing?! Thank you Prudent Baby!
By using the zipper marking method with a basting stitch, it made putting in a zipper, a cinch!
|Finished Zipper Pillow Case|
Time for a little pillow surgery.
Hmmm. So that's what it looked like inside. Like a big fluffy cottony cloud.
It was easy to recover these pillows. I simply turned the case inside out, grabbed the bottom corners and pulled it up and over.
Ah, sweet success.
And a little softer on the eyes. And the stomach.
Interested in a little more crafty goodness? Check out the new sunburst mirror we made for the wall. It completes the room!
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