Tuesday, May 17, 2011

upcycled pillow

I heart pillow making. After discovering this tutorial with Meg and the girls a few months ago, button-up shirt pillows are my new favorite, next to envelope-style closures. I'll never ever go back to zippered or non-removable covers.

Using one of your husband's old shirts (or Old Navy clearance rack) provides an instant pocket for stuffing in the pillow form, and eliminates most of the sewing work!

With this particular ruffle pillow, the knit ruffles can come from an old tee as well, so pretty much the project is FREE.

Of course, I'm partial to turquoise ruffled anything, but you know Kevin's been in the room...

When you find it like this. He actually set it up like that for the picture. Such a dork.

On another note, my blog has been so neglected lately. Sad face. Life is BUSY!
Summer is oh. so. close. I cannot wait.
And big changes around here are coming... soon. Happy face! Stay tuned.

14 comments:

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

LOVE your pillows! Don't be surprised if some go missing next time I'm there. Big changes?! Do tell!!

PS - Tony said he wants a sexy blogger pillow to take to the fire station, since I have my sexy firefighter pillow for when he's gone. Haha!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

love these pillows! i am super jealous of your weekend with meg!

Teri said...

Love your pillows Heather, you are so talented and with 4 kids at home !! I don't know how you do it!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Love the pillows... Now, I want to make some!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

seriously, your pillow making skillz are awesome! And, can't wait to see the blog changes....are you getting a new design? (I am...mine is WAY overdue!!!)

Laura said...

Can't wait to see the changes :)

matt.saygo said...

I have been missing you! Great pillows!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

last month i made my first shirt pillow out of my hubs old button down and i LOVE it. the other side was bright orange chenille and it was the easiest cutest thing ever. LOVE yours with the ruffles. i plan to make more after a nice shirt hunting trip at goodwill. thanks for sharing.

The Future Mrs. Knifton said...

Whoever thought of poplin pillows is brilliant. I am so doing that.

Now then, big changes? What is going on? I hate when I'm out of the loop! Call me...

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

need those pillows!!!
you are way too talented.
I am so jealous.
Love your busy life and perfect amount of blogging :)

meg duerksen said...

love the pillows.
those were so fun weren't they????
if only we could have the magic ruffle maker machine at our houses......

i do miss your blog but LIFE is more important.
:)

meg duerksen said...

i love the stripey one!!!!

EmilyFox said...

Yur blog might be my new fave! So cute! Please do a tutorial on the burlap window treatment....Love some burlap!

PaisleyJade said...

Love these!!!