Spring time means I want to redecorate all the things. But my bank account says don’t even think of it buddy. I can usually swing one bigger project a season but that doesn’t satisfy my desire to redo whole rooms. So naturally I turn to Pinterest on how to re-purpose or modify existing items at little to no cost to myself.
I have had these pillows for ages, my mom gave them to me when I moved into my first apartment post-college. Confession time, they are not my style and never have been. Sorry Mom, I know you meant well. But they are fairly well proportioned so I have kept them and use them. Now I have considered recovering them in the past but I am not very good at pillows. The edging is what gets me. I want either the invisible seam, and mine are never invisible enough. Or I want the piping edge but I don’t even know where to start with that.
So this no sew idea is a good one for me, no need to worry about either of those problems! Also, I have a pretty decent stash of fabric I don’t have a specific project for. I used two different fabrics for the pillows since I didn’t have enough of any one fabric that went with the chair. The original pin calls for you to tie the fabric at the center but I wanted something flatter to lean against.
The result is a fairly spring-like effect that I am loving.
1 piece of fabric that is about double the length and width of the pillow
3-4 safety pins
Iron the fabric before you used it for a clean, crisp look. Step one – place the pillow in the center. Step two – fold down two sides to overlap in the center. Top Left Photo: Step One. Bottom Photo: Step Two. Top Right Photo: Step 3.
Step Three – with the two remaining sides, fold the edges into triangles as you would to wrap a package. For a cleaner look, fold down the raw edges to hide them. Step Four – bring one triangle into the center of the pillow and pin down.
Right Photo: Step Four. Top Left Photo: Step Five. Bottom Left: Final Product.
Step Five – bring over the second side, overlapping the first triangle. This time hide the pins under the wrapped down edge using one per side.
Love and the cheapskate way,