I’m so happy I tackled this project of making my daughters pillows. Its one of those projects that’s really easy yet also so easy to procrastinate on! I’ve actually purchased both fabrics before she was born (over 2 1/2 years ago) with the intention to make pillows for her nursery. With that said here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to re-purpose old pillows into new ones.
First, I gathered the pillows I wanted to display on her bed and laid them out. I also placed the fabric I purchased over 2 of the pillows to help visualize. The grey pillow is new and came with her comforter, so that will stay as is.
Then I cut the fabric to size and started sewing. I made the large pillows 16″x16″ and the small rectangle pillow 19″x10″. I only sewed 3 sides to each pillow so I would have room to fit the old pillow inside.
I also decided to hold off on her closet door makeover, that can come later…
Here’s what I have left:
Patch and re-texture walls. Add baseboard moulding. Paint walls & trim. Fix closet; the closet rod recently fell down. Install curtains. Get new bed. Redo old nightstand. Buy and “Hack” a small open shelf. Add wall art.
- Add mirrors to the closet doors.
- Paint the closet doors.
Add book ledges. Sew pillows with fabric I already have. Finally decorate & style!
Till next time, enjoy!
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