Hey Y’all! I’ve had a rough week! I got struck with the flu for the first time and I swear I thought I was going to die. I’m feeling much better now, but am now nursing my hubby back to health, you know how it spreads. We have just begun our April vacation away so I decided to share with you the diy pillows I made for my bedroom.
It’s pillows like these that inspire me lately! The fringe! The natural looking materials . . . ahhhh! When I saw this image, I knew I needed pillows like this for my bedroom, and I knew exactly how I’d get them!
I found these Turkish style kitchen towels at Burlington Coat Factory for $3.99 and knew these were exactly what I needed to make a long, lumbar style pillow.
and these Cynthia Rowley napkins for $5!!! I couldn’t resist.
To Make the Lumbar Style Fringe Pillow:
- I simply put the right sides of the dish towels together
- I then pinned and sewed a straight, long line along the top hem.
- For the bottom I measured it to the height of my pillow and sewed it about 3 inches above the bottom hem as to make a tube.
- I trimmed the excess fabric off of the bottom.
- Next, I turned the “tube” inside out and filled it with my down pillow. I pinned and sewed along the fringed edges.
For the Napkin Pillow Covers:
- Put “right” sides together and pin
- Sew along the napkin’s hem lines on 3 out of the 4 sides.
- Turn the cover right side in
- Fill the cover with your pillow form, fold edges under and together and pin remaining side, then sew!
I did eventually make it out of the house this week and I purchased this duvet cover from target in cream. Now I’m looking for a large graphic fabric to make euro shams.
I almost gave up on this project this week, but I’m going to keep chugging along! 2 weeks left!