Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Living Room Pillows, Part 1

I have been wanting to make pillows for my living room for a LONG time and just hadn't made time for it. But now, with the curtains and the painted wall, it was starting to look a little odd without pillows on the couch. So a couple weeks ago, I saw this tutorial from V and Co for an awesome shag pillow. It was the kick I needed - I knew that I would make that pillow. It looked totally easy.

I decided to plan all my pillows at once and ordered fabric for 5 pillows from - all for a little less than $35. And free shipping! That's the way to go - I didn't even have to take my kids to the fabric store!! My fabric came Monday, and it was beautiful.

Today I sat down in front of Biggest Loser with my cutting mat and board and my gorgeous lime jersey (which ended up having a bit of polyester in it so it has a bit of a shine) and cut everything out. I thought I would just do the cutting (it was a LOT of cutting), but when I had finished I felt like I was in a groove. I marched straight upstairs, got my machine out, and finished the whole dang pillow in one sitting! It was quick and easy. When Andrew saw how close I was to being done, he said, "Who are you and what have you done with my wife?" See, I'm not usually a project finisher.

It feels so good to have this done!! So I'm 20% done with my pillow project, and I'm on a roll. The next one will be coming soon.

P.S. Please ignore my dirty couch with fingerprints on it. Just feast your eyes on the shag beauty in the foreground.

P.P.S. If you make this pillow (make this pillow!!), know that 1 yd. is generous - I have a LOT of jersey left. But since jersey is so cheap and you can't order less than 1 yd. from, it's okay. Maybe I'll make another one as a gift or something.

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Sharon said...

Love it Steph. I might have to make one.

CodynStacey said...

Hi! This is probably totally going to freak you out - but I love your blog! I was in high school with and am friends with Lindsay and I saw one time you talked about your husband being deported. My husband isn't in the military, but he is gone a LOT for work (last year he was gone for 5 months -consecutively!) Anyway. I just liked reading about how you dealt with that while he was gone because I didn't know anyone that was going through it. Anyway again. I just made that same pillow!!! And I love it! And yours looks fabulous :)

I hope I didn't totally freak you out!

Cam said...

Cute! I saw all your pins of cute pillow ideas, so I had a feeling you'd be making some soon. :) Are all the pillows going to be shag like that one? I love it!

Chels said...

Very Cute!

Watts Family said...

I want to make a cute pillow like that!! Good job.