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Wednesday
Feb272013

DIY Felt Accented Pillow Cover

I love throw pillows. I have what seems like a million of them and it is fun to have different covers to swap out and change the look of my rooms.

When I saw this pillow cover on Joss and Main I thought it looked really cute and I liked the dimension of the folded material. It reminded me of the first fold in making a cootie catcher when I was a kid. The fuschia color was not my style, but I liked the concept of the pillow so I pinned it to refer to later.

I decided to use the Pinterest Challenge hosted by Sherry, Katie, Michelle and Megan as an excuse to break out my sewing machine and make a throw pillow inspired by this pin.

To start I cut a bunch of 4" squares from various shades of blue and teal felt using my rotary cutter.

I then folded all of the points into the center and pinned them.

I arranged the little felt shapes on the front of a piece of pale tan linen and pinned them in place.

I sewed through the shapes across the centers and then removed the pins. I sewed the sides together (it's just a simple envelope cover), turned the pillow right side out and put a form inside.

I think the pillow turned out really cute and I loved how it looks on my couch. I especially like the fun dimension that the felt accents add. Sweet and simple!

If you are interested, check out my past Pinterest Challenge Projects: Shutter Organizer for My Craft Room & DIY Crown Molding Shoe Organizer for Heels

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Reader Comments (6)

Such cheerful colours. I think throw or toss pillows can really change up the look of a sofa, bed or chair - your sewing project is an interesting one, worth exploring further - thanks for sharing.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

Adorable! Love this technique and the results you got. You make it look so simple. I need to pull out my sewing machine more often. If only there were more hours in the day.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRene

What a great way to add some interest to a pillow. I love the colours you selected too. I'm going to pin this (no guarantees if I will get around to making it, but I'll pin it).

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrace @ sense and simplicity

Mary-Lou- Thank you! I like having cheerful colors around the house. It makes me happy!

Rene- Thank you! It was a pretty fast project and took me just over a half hour. I often wish there were more hours in the day. Either that or to be independently wealthy so that I could spend all my days traveling or working on projects...

Grace- Thank you! I'm glad that you like it enough to pin it. I appreciate it!

February 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterLisa

This is wonderful! I first came across it on Pinterest, which linked to a site that used your photos. Maybe you knew, but if not, here's the link: http://homeandawaywithlisa.com/blog/2013/2/27/diy-felt-accented-pillow-cover.html I hate when they do that! If you go to that page, there's an option to report the image and request it's removal or a credit link provided. It's in tiny letters below "Add to Facebook" at the bottom of the photos.

February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

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May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSofa Pillows

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