August 27, 2012

DIY Cheap Easy Pillow Forms

Well, guess what?!
 I’m actually making the cute lil 'ol pillows for my office bench!
In the process, I realized I needed some pillow forms.  
So, I just made my own.
Didn’t they come out cute?

I can’t wait to show you the actual pillows covered!
I checked around and you can pick up pillow forms for about $5-$15, depending on the size.
If you know me, it’s gotta be cheap, even better…. FREE!
So, I got to searching around the house.
I figured I’ve got to have some pillows around here I’m not using.
In the dreaded basement, I found these….. 
and look what I found when I unzipped them?
Stuffing!  Perfect!  These UGLY pillows came with one of my couches.  
I’ve never used them.   
Well, why would I? They are REALLY UGLY!
Anyway, I hunted for an old sheet.  I found the one I used for the DIY Disaster and the same one I cut a piece out for my Coffee Tray.
This is just making me smile.  First, I didn’t have to drive anywhere to get anything and it’s all free.  I could also say, I’m “repurposing”, right?
I folded over the sheet to approximately 13inches.
I want my larger pillow to be around 12x12, so that's why I cut it at 13 inches.  That should give me enough allowance for a small seam.
The smaller pillow I cut at 11 inches because I want that one to be approximately 10x10.
I measured and cut.
Then went back to the dreaded basement to sew them up.  I have GOT to get down there and CLEAN!
When I sewed them, I left an opening near a corner about the size of your hand so you can squish all that stuffing in. 
Make sure you fill in the corners.
All stuffed, now I’m ready to sew closed the openings.
I just used my zipper foot to get close to the edge.  That’s it!
What's nice is you can make them any size you want. Search around your house. Do you have an old standard pillow you can cut into?  Use that. I was even thinking you could use old stuffed animals.  I’m sure some of you dragged home those enormous dogs or whales or whatever from the fair or carnival and you’re wondering what in the world to do with them now…  
There you go, pillow forms.
I’m off to go work on those pillows, until next time….  :)

Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!