Don't ya love Pottery Barn? I could shop there every day if I had a huge spending budget for home decorating. But I can't. I love their pillows, especially those cozy ones.
Yes, these sweet sweater types ...
and fur types!
I decided to make them. So I went thrift shopping and found this ... the perfect sweater and design for the pillow I had in mind for my "southwestern bedroom makeover" in the works. It's got that horse blanket look to it. Just what I needed! With a $7.99 price tag, not bad ... but it was HALF price day so this was a real steal for just $4.49 !
Then I ran home to make a $69 pillow cover (wink) !!! Just by simply cutting off the arms and cutting out two squares to fit the toss pillow ...
Remember that fur coat I turned into a rug? Well, it's scrap busting time! Perfect for fur trim on the pillow cover, and for free. Scraps are always totally free.
I cut the faux fur from the sleeves and shoulder areas from the coat scraps to make enough trim to go around the entire squared-off sweater.
Then I pinned the fur trim and sandwiched it to sew the front and back together.
After carefully sewing the entire pillow (the thickness was challenging) I turned it to the right side and stuffed the pillow inside.
One $69 pillow knock-off was just $4.49 ... awesome!
But ... but ... what about those sleeves?
Well I have two of these really ugly roll pillows that I kept hidden to someday recover and now it's time to do something with them and use up those sleeves.
So I pulled the sleeves over the ends and made a "hug me" pillow!
I just needed to see how much of the sleeves I had to cut off.
Using more of the faux fur scraps, I cut round ends to sew in.
Now, leaving the center open where the sleeves met, I sewed in velcro to join the ends yet leave them quick to release for easy removal and cleaning.
Then, I used a piece of a leather belt (another project scrap) to cover the velcro enclosure as a decorative touch. And the grand total for this pillow cover is ... $0 ... It was FREE using ALL scraps. Love that.
Now for that other ugly roll pillow ... I went through my closet for fabric and found this suede skirt that I have not worn in ages and probably never will again.
Cutting the skirt to fit around the pillow and circles from the sweater scraps, I made an envelope opening to slip the pillow into.
The pillow is easy to remove with this opening!
Awesome! Three pillows and no budget busting!
>But ... but ... I don't have enough fur scraps left for a fur pillow cover (insert big sad face here). Off to thrift shopping again, I scored with this vest at $3.99!
Basically taking the vest apart to get a squared-off portion.
Then I stuffed in the pillow and smiled ... (Happy face!)
>Four pillow covers under $10 ... another happy face! :-)
This was super cheap, lots of fun AND, the decor I wanted!
This was a really cheap thrill. Would you make home decor this thrifty? If so, what's your style?
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