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I was not kidding last week when I said I made a dozen pillow covers in under an hour. This is what my pile of pillows looked like when I finished sewing, serging, and stuffing.
After tossing them all in a big heap, I stacked them neatly while I finish some other work in the game room. Yes, I made stacks of pillows in under an hour! It is seriously one of the most gratifying DIY projects you can do for your home decor.
I wanted to take pictures of the finished pillows, but the game room isn’t quite ready yet. I staged this little area to photograph my new stash of pillows. If you are counting, you’ll notice there are only 10 here. These are all for the game room. The other two covers I made, including the second one shown in the video) are for the living room.
I made a dozen decorative pillows for about $150. That is just over $10 per pillow, and I used designer fabrics. The trick to inexpensive decorative pillows is knowing how much fabric to buy, finding cheap feather down inserts, and sewing the pillow covers yourself.
By the way, I apologize if you see any wrinkles or creases in my pillow covers. If you watched the video tutorial, you probably figured out I have an ironing phobia. Seriously, life is too short for ironing!
The best part of making your own pillow covers, unlike so many other DIY projects, is it DOES NOT take a lot of time. Time vs. cost is an important factor in deciding whether to DIY or Buy. Many times your time is more valuable and you would rather buy than take the time to DIY. Making your own pillow covers is one of those rare DIY projects that actually takes less time to make than it would to go out and buy.
Before I go, I want to give you a little sneak peek at what I’ve got in the works for the game room.
I am building a wrap around built-in bench for the game table. It is coming along nicely, but I still have a bit of building to do, foam to buy, and fabric to staple. Hopefully I can transform these 2×4 and plywood frames into posh seating. If anyone has tips on buying 4″ foam without going broke, I am all ears. I need about 12 feet of foam. The retail price for a 24″ wide, 6′ piece appears to be $199…gulp!
P.S. I know some of you are eyeing that gorgeous bamboo wall. I promise I will share details soon. We are still finishing the trim around it and working on the rest of that room. More to come!
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