Once upon a pillow, I decided it was time to dress up the bed. I decided on shams and it gave me pause to think. What exactly is a “sham”. Further, I realized that there are shams, and there are more shames. Like Bubba Gump shrimp, you’ve got European shams, king shams, cushion shams, basic pillow shams…sham, sham, sham shammity sham! In my mind they’re all just pillows, and I had simply merged them into my brain as one lump sum. Well, they’re not, apparently.
During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make this beautiful stuffed pillow!
During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make this beautiful decorative pillow!
During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make a throw pillow using an already made designer cord. SUPPLIES NEEDED: You will need 1/2 yard of fabric and 2 yards of cord for a 16″ pillow cover. I also used a zipper and thread. I used Cyprus Natural for the pillow fabric and Cord #36 for the decorative cord both can be found at warehousefabricsinc.com. PROCEDURE: The first step in creating your 16″ finished pillow cover is to cut out your…
Here’s some inspiration for a pretty trio of pillows with coordinating prints and some interesting solids to add texture. The large pillow has a light blue square in the center made of burlap. The medium pillow has a velvet-textured gray stripe. All of them have piping, just because I love it, and envelope openings on the back for easy removal of the pillow form. BEST OF ALL: YOU CAN WIN THESE! Just enter a comment at the bottom of this post. A winner will be randomly drawn on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. — NOTE: CONTEST IS OVER! Winner is Lenka.
There are all kinds of pillow form slipcovers — some have zippers, some have envelope closures. This one has buttons. It’s a bit more work, but the point is to make your buttons the focal point of the pillow. Here, I used a fun but neutral chevron fabric and bright yellow buttons and piping to make it pop.
Make an easy-to-remove pillow cover with an invisible zipper opening. It’s quick and easy to do, and allows for easy washing. Also makes it easy to switch up your decor a bit. Simply buy a couple of pillow forms and then make different covers.
Pets and people alike will find this big box cushion wonderfully comfortable to lounge on. I’ll show you how to do a zipper concealed by a flap. Piping adds a professional touch.
Aren’t these cushions fun? Assembling them feels almost like doing a puzzle. I found this project at Matching Pegs. Give it a try! The pattern is made from a bunch of squares, so you can easily change the size by changing the size of the squares. Interesting buttons can really make the pillow special!
Bolster pillows are fun. They just are. When all the other pillows are square, they are round. When the other pillows look uptight and stiff, bolster pillows invite your neck to relax on them. They also always seem a little more complicated to me, but they are really easy to make.