First though, let me introduce you into my poor, neglected, boring, drab guest room. A medium brown bed with a dark brown bedspread in a light brown bedroom. The poor thing...it is the kind of room that every time you walk by you pull the door closed because you feel so sorry for it. I mean would, you want to stay in it? Me neither.
Until today. I am standing in Target and I see some pretty cute throw pillows on clearance for roughly $10 a piece. While I stand there and wrestle with whether they are really my style, or the style of the poor room (I know, sad right? this room has no "style") it dawns on me. I sew. I can make my own pillows.
That's right. My "a-ha" minute today is in Target. And it is that I can sew my own pillows.
Seriously? I wonder what is wrong with me sometimes.
I went home and rummanged around in my stash and found these super cute fat quarters I purchased several months ago from my LQS on clearance no less. Let me introduce to you my two super cute throw pillows!
The fabric is Pretty Bird for Michael Miller and I originally planned to use the fat quarters for a tote bag, but now I am really glad I held on to them because I am so happy with the way they turned out!
I decided to make the pillows rectangled shape instead of square since I already had two sets of square pillows on the bed and I am glad I did. I like them.
To make the pillows, I used almost the entire fat quarter for each one, so the dimensions are roughly 9" inches tall X 20" long. I top stiched both of them and I am glad I did because I think the rectangle shape will remain in tact much better.
Trust me, I know two little pillows aren't all it is going to take to help this room along, but at least they are a start and they do actually make a pretty big impact. The colors and print at least give me some direction I can now go with the rest of the room. And for $1.25 a piece you can't beat them. Maybe I will start leaving the door open again. :)
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