Pillow Re-Do

When I was pregnant, my husband bought me a body pillow.  We both thought it would be fabulous, but it was huge in the bed, bulky, and uncomfortable.  So for 2 years it has sat unused in our basement.

When we moved and were unpacking I thought about putting this pillow on our futon in the library.

It is not a fabulous shade of blue for decorating and has an unsightly white zipper on one end, so I decided it needed a makeover.

I stripped off the blue poly/cotton blend cover and salvaged the zipper.

I had this spiffy cotton fabric that I’d picked up at IKEA a couple of weeks ago.  It was a remnant and I hadn’t bought it with anything in mind, I just liked the fabric.  I thought it would be great as a new cover for the body pillow.

The pillow form was made from blue striped mattress ticking. Joy.  This meant that I needed to put a lining behind my new fabric, since the blue stripes showed through.  I always have white muslin on hand so that is what I used.

Basically I just made a huge version of my Nook Sleeve Tutorial to fit the pillow form.  I reused the zipper, which with the white fabric is not nearly as obvious as it was with the blue.

I’m really happy with the result!  It cost me about $7 in fabric and materials for this Pillow Re-do.

I think it makes a nice addition to our upstairs hang-out spot, the Library.

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8 Responses to Pillow Re-Do

  1. Kristin says:

    Cool blog! Following you on Tuesday Tagalong!Kristin :)Keenly Kristin

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  3. funfunfun says:

    Pillow looks much better!Following from Tagalong Tuesday…would love to have you follow back!http://www.funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

  4. Hanna says:

    Hi there!! I'm your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop:) Lovely blog!!! You can find me at http://www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

  5. Ms. Diva says:

    OMGoodness your sewing is amazing!!!! I lok forward to seeing more of your work!!! Thanks for the follow!!!

  6. I enjoyed reading your blog! I am your newest follower! If you have time I would love for you to check out my blog and do the same!

  7. Cori says:

    Love the new cover you put on the pillow!! Looks great!! Gotta love Ikea!thanks for following my blog, im your newest follower too!!

  8. Colleen says:

    Welcome everyone! Thanks for following my blog… I'll be following along shortly if I haven't done so yet. :)

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