Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Pillows for under $20

I just love fall. The crisp air, boots, cozy sweaters, pumpkins and of course the fall decor. My couch was desperate for a fall makeover and pillows were the way to go. I went to my local Joann fabrics and scored three coordinating fall fabrics for under $5 a yard each. Yeah baby!! Well went i got home i decided that three plain pillows was not going to cut it. i wanted graphic prints and detail to my pillows so i went back to joanns and after about two hours trying to find better fabrics and thinking of how i was going to make them work together i went home and decided to just make my fabrics work for me. I just love the way they turned out!!
 To make the circle pillow:

Two fabrics
a glass
marking pencil
fabric glue

I took a tall glass and traced around the widest part and then turned it upside down and traced the smaller end inside the circle and cut it out.
After i had a bunch or circles i just laid them out slightly overlapping each other. and gluing them down onto the coordinating fabric with liquid stitch. You will want to use a fairly think fabric so the glue does not leave a mark when it seeps through.

When you have them all glued and dried you simply take your two pieces of fabric outside in and sew around the outter edge, leaving a small area open to turn the pillow inside out and to stuff the pillow. Once you stuff your pillow just sew up the hole and you have a pillow!.

These pillows were just the fabric i got, nothing special was done. Besides the bow. i just wrapped a strip of fabric around it and sewed the back up and took a small piece of fabric and knotted the front to make it look like a bow.

Sorry no closeup photos of the chevron pillow. This was a mess up experience with not using a thick fabric and adding fabric glue. Next time i will sew them on. I just cut zig zags out of strips of fabric and glued them onto the pillow..

Hope ya like them and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, you put a lot of work into those pillows! They turned out so beautiful!!! :-)

  2. These are beautiful....I am pinning this for my Christmas file...wouldn't the bow one be great? Thanks!

  3. thank you Sunny! Just checked out your blog i will need to start following you, you have great ideas.

  4. Mary, that is a great idea for christmas, i hope you post pictures when you make them!

  5. wow, these turned out so pretty! and they're great for me, because i don't know how to sew! :) great job.

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!