Thursday, May 10, 2012

Envelope Pillow Cover

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!

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