I bought these cheapo red pillows from Walmart when we got our couch over a year ago since I didn't have a color scheme in the living room as of yet. We have since added a multi-colored rug and faux roman shades to give the room some color. Those are made up of brown, blue, green and ivory. The red pillows were clashing big time.
|Cheapo red pillow|
I found a tutorial from Teal and Lime on how to make envelope pillow covers. It turned out to be really simple and quick. I got the fabric at Joann's for 40% off, but it's still upholstery grade fabric so not cheap. Well, not cheap by my standards. Full price is $40/yd. With the discount, the fabric was $12.50 for 5/8 yds. This is 1 pillow's worth of fabric. Considering that a new pillow is at least $15, I think that this project was definitely worth it.
|Front of freshly covered pillow|
|Back of pillow, envelope closure|
The new pillow looks so lonely. I need to go back and get more fabric to make a cover for the second pillow.
I should probably get more pillows while I'm at it. ;)
|Aaahh much better. New pillow needs some friends!|