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Hey guys! I love farmhouse style pillows! I really went pillow-crazy this year and now I have quite the collection, both everyday and seasonal. But the one thing I noticed about farmhouse style pillows- especially the seasonal ones- is they are pretty pricey! Not that they’re not worth it, but if I can make relatively the same thing and save some cash, that’s what I’m going to do!
If you can sew in a straight line, then you can make these pillows! Even if you can’t sew or don’t have access to a sewing machine, these can be easily made with fabric glue.
Christmas Pillows Made From Dish Towels
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Everyday Kitchen Basic, Printed Dishtowel, Welcome Holiday, 18×28″, Set of 3- Vintage Christmas
- 2 bags of Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 12-Ounce
- Sewing machine and thread OR fabric glue
- Fabric seam ripper (optional)
(Optional) Rip the towel seams with the seam ripper. This is optional as you don’t necessarily have to do it if you sew or glue the pillows inside the towel seams.
Fold the towel in half lengthwise with the wrong side of the towel facing outward. If you use the same towels shown here, this will give you a pillow that is approximately 18″ x 14″ minus the seams.
Sew or glue the pillow staring on the right side facing you, across the bottom and up the left side.
Leave at least a 4″ gap on the left side of the pillow in order to stuff it. If you never stuffed a pillow before, you may want to make the gap even wider.
Turn the pillow right side out and stuff the pillow. I used 2 bags of the stuffing for the 3 pillows. You may want to use more or less depending on your personal preference. Once the pillow is stuffed to your liking, sew or glue the gap closed.
Enjoy your new pillows! 🙂 Each pillow cost me $6 going by what the prices were at the time I bought the towels and pillow stuffing, which isn’t bad at all considering all the other holiday pillow I bought were in the $16-35 range.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspires you to make your own pillows (seasonal and otherwise) while saving yourself some $$$!
This will be my last post before Christmas, and I will be taking next week off from the blog save a post counting down my 5 most popular posts of 2016. But I will be back in full force after the New Year! 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!