After we moved into our new home last fall, we bought a beautiful sofa sleeper for the guest room. You know…for when the kids come and visit. 😉 It is so comfy and although the garnet red micro suede corduroy intrigued me, I felt my future plans were to accent it beach style, so I chose the only other available shade, a coffee brown sofa. If you’ve seen my Pinterest or read any of my nail blog, you know I’m all about the beach.
I’m sure you’ve seen a myriad of tutorials and Pinterest posts of DIYs for re-covering pillows. So many methods, so little time! LOL Here is my method. Buying heavy cotton fabric by Waverly (at Walmart), $3.97/yd, my cost for recovering two pillows came to only $5.67. I found some gorgeous buttons to finish the look, $2 ea. Not cheap, but I figured since it was so inexpensive for fabric, I could splurge on just the right button accents! 😉 I’m not a seamstress and these photos are just to give you an idea how to recover a pillow with nearly 0 needlework! Let’s take a look.
You know how exciting it is to pick out a brand new sofa, then you get it home and they all (ALL) come with the ugliest accent pillows? Yeah. You know what I’m talking about. Seriously! Why do furniture manufacturers go to all that trouble to create beautiful pieces, then choose hideous pillows to finish the look? Every. Single. Time! Here is how I fixed it. Sorry, just phone snaps here but you’ll get the idea.
Stitch Witchery by Dritz® or any brand fusible bonding web/tape
Iron and ironing board or surface
I’ve been working on several projects since our move. I’ve taken a few images on some of them, which I posted to my Pinterest page. So since I’ve been doing some DIY projects, I figured why not share them here on my WordPress home. Check here occasionally for my new projects, from distressing new(ish) furniture to older pieces in need of some love. Also, any other repurposing of objects that are just too boring. 😉
Thanks so much for reading and be sure to check out and “Pin” my other projects if they interest you! Comment and if you have suggestions to make my life easier on any projects, I heartily welcome them.
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4 thoughts on “How I refreshed the ugliest pillows in the world!”
Excellent step by step tutorial, and the finished result is so pretty! Great job.
Thank you so much! It really didn’t take that long to do. I had lots of interruptions so I didn’t mention length of time! But I’d say in total about an hour or less.
That’s very efficient! =)
Thank you! I think the next ones will go smoother. 😉