Bethney of May Arts Ribbon was inspired to create her own Anthropologie-inspired pillow cover embellished with pom-pom trim. I have seen several knock-offs of this pillow and have to say Bethney’s is one of the most convincing. She achieved a very similar look to the Anthro pillow by sewing several strands of the pom-pom trim [...Read More]
When Katie at View from the Fridge saw Anthropologie’s You Are My Sunshine pillow, she knew she wanted to make one for her sons’ shared bedroom. The song holds sentimental meaning since it’s one she frequently sings to help her kids fall asleep. Katie sewed her own cover with the beloved lyrics, using iron-transfer paper [...Read More]
The crafty sisters from The Twisted Horn share a love for Anthropologie’s home décor – but not their prices. They were inspired by some of Anthro’s pretty pillows to make their own pillows embellished with colorful pom-poms. It basically just takes sewing a few straight stitches to make your own pillows, and isn’t everything just [...Read More]
Lisa from Celebrate Creativity created the most beautiful American flag pillow that looks like it came straight from a high-end catalog. Lisa’s workmanship is stellar, and she certainly doesn’t skimp on the details – from a custom envelope back to ruby red piping to embroidered stars. Lisa says, “Classic American style has never been easier [...Read More]
Becca at From Gardners to Bergers shows how easy it is to take a plain old pillow from dull to darling in no time! All Becca did was glue (yes, glue!) pom pom trim onto a cheapo IKEA cover. Becca says, “Start to finish the whole project took less than 30 minutes and cost less [...Read More]
While browsing Crate & Barrel, Brittany from Just B Crafty noticed that many of the items had a handmade feel to them, like some knitted pillows that were selling for $50. Brittany says, “Good thing I have a perfectly good set of knitting needles, piles of yarn at home, and a couple free evenings…” Good thing indeed because Brittany was able to make this pretty knitted pillow for only $4 for the insert!
Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75! Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.
Jessica from Sew Homegrown created this deer head silhouette pillow to add a little festivity to her couch. Jessica’s hubs drew a pattern (that has kindly been made available to Jessica’s readers), which Jessica traced and cut from a colorful, textured fabric. She then used a dense zigzag stitch to sew the deer to the front square of the pillow. Like Jessica, I love that this pillow is seasonal without being too Christmas-y, so you don’t have to pack it up with the rest of your Christmas decorations.