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Repurpose Fabric Scraps Into One-Of-A-Kind Pillow Covers

April 22, 2024

Repurpose Fabric Scraps Into One-Of-A-Kind Pillow Covers

Unleash Your Creative Genius with Upcycled Fabric Pillows

You know that feeling when you look at your overflowing fabric stash and think, “There has to be something I can do with all of these leftovers”? Well, my friends, I’m here to tell you that the possibilities are endless! Today, I’m going to share my tried-and-true tips for turning those seemingly useless fabric scraps into stunning, one-of-a-kind pillow covers that will have your friends and family begging to know where you got them.

Let me just start by saying that I am a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder. I can’t help it! There’s just something about the texture, the patterns, the endless color combinations that makes my heart skip a beat. But let’s be real, my overstuffed closet was starting to feel a bit…claustrophobic. That’s when I decided it was time to put my collection to good use and get creative with some DIY pillow projects.

Embrace the Scrap Pile and Get Inspired

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “But Jenna, how can I possibly turn a bunch of random fabric scraps into something beautiful?” Well, my friend, that’s where the magic happens. The key is to let your creativity run wild and embrace the unexpected.

Dive into that scrap pile and start playing around. Mix and match different patterns, textures, and colors. You’d be surprised how a seemingly random assortment of fabrics can come together to create something truly stunning. And let’s be real, the more eclectic the better, right?

I like to start by sorting my scraps into color families or themes. Maybe you’ve got a bunch of cozy, earthy tones that would be perfect for a farmhouse-inspired pillow. Or perhaps you’ve got a collection of bold, vibrant prints that would make an eye-catching statement piece. The options are truly endless!

Elevate Your Pillows with Unique Embellishments

Once you’ve chosen your fabrics, it’s time to take your pillow covers to the next level. This is where the real fun begins!

I love to incorporate unique embellishments to really make my pillows stand out. Maybe that means adding some playful pom-poms or tassels, or stitching on a funky, modern appliqué. You could even try your hand at a little hand-embroidery – a simple, abstract design can really elevate a plain pillow cover.

And let’s not forget about texture! Mixing different fabric types, like velvet and linen or corduroy and silk, can add such a luxurious, high-end feel to your pillows. It’s all about experimenting and seeing what sparks joy.

Unleash Your Inner Interior Designer

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “But Jenna, I’m not an interior designer. How am I supposed to know how to style these pillows in my home?” Well, my friend, let me let you in on a little secret: you don’t have to be a professional to have an eye for design.

The beauty of these upcycled fabric pillows is that they’re so versatile. They can instantly transform the vibe of a room, whether you’re going for a cozy, lived-in look or a sleek, modern aesthetic.

I like to start by playing around with different pillow arrangements on my couch or bed. Maybe I’ll group a few together in varying sizes and shapes, or I’ll mix and match a couple of my custom creations with some solid-colored store-bought pillows. The key is to have fun and trust your instincts.

And let’s not forget about the power of layering. Drape a cozy throw blanket over your pillow-covered couch or add a few decorative pillows to your bed for an extra touch of coziness. It’s all about creating a space that feels warm, inviting, and uniquely you.

Spread the Love (and the Pillows!)

Now that you’ve mastered the art of upcycled fabric pillow covers, it’s time to share your creations with the world. Trust me, your friends and family are going to be begging you to make them one (or ten!) of these custom beauties.

But why stop there? If you’re feeling inspired, you could even start your own little pillow-making business. Pecan’s Home Decor would be the perfect place to showcase your handmade masterpieces. Imagine the joy you’d bring to someone’s home by creating a truly unique, one-of-a-kind pillow cover that they can cherish for years to come.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab those fabric scraps, channel your inner designer, and let’s get to work on some show-stopping pillow covers that will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that?!”

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