Monday, February 10, 2014

Plaid Pillows

Because who doesn’t need more plaid in their life, right? 
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Apparently THIS infinity scarf I made just wasn’t enough because I used the leftover fabric to make a couple pillows for our bed.
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I might have a throw pillow problem.  Not like Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly where he violently takes a knife to every decorative pillow on his bed.  More like I can’t get enough of them and always seem to need more.  The result:  A collection of unused throw pillows in our basement.  The bright side?  I snagged a couple pillow inserts from that very collection to make these new pillows.  Let’s do the math.  Leftover fabric + unused pillow inserts from the basement = FREE PROJECT!!! 
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I started by cutting four rectangles of fabric that measured one inch larger than my pillow on all sides (two pieces of fabric per pillow).  Next, I laid the right sides together and pinned three sides together, leaving a short side open.  Then, I stitched the three pinned sides, took out the pins, flipped it right side out, and stuffed it with the pillow insert.
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Then came the hard part for me…blind stitching the open end by hand.  You can bet that my stitches are not so blind, but luckily I don’t see any pillow inspectors around here.
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I was loving the red trays on our night stands so much that I decided we needed a bit more.  Hello, red plaid pillows!
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And just to keep it real, here’s a similar picture with a little Charley photo bomb…
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She was taking her bus full of watches on quite the adventure that morning. Pin It

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