Just Keep Stitching....

So glad I took some time for myself last night and made some pillows for our Master bed.  It's been a long time coming, but I finally had some time to execute what has been in my mind a long time!  I made 3 pillows for a total cost of $35. which saved us some money and I used old pillows to stuff the pillow cases, so we recycled some things in the process. I bought fabric from Joann's on sale for 50% off, and just made simple pillow covers and one small decorative pillow. I do not consider myself a very good seamstress, but I can construct simple projects like these.  These pillows are just 3 panels of fabric, two that overlap each other and the other is just one piece of fabric.  Here are some photos to take you through how I accomplished these! Even though I was so tired last night, this little project rejuvenated me a great deal!  Enjoy!

3 panels, inside out to line up before sewing

3 panels, inside out to line up before sewing

Just did some straight stitching to close out the edges of the overlapping panels, the geometric pattern was easy to line up for a straight fold.

Just did some straight stitching to close out the edges of the overlapping panels, the geometric pattern was easy to line up for a straight fold.

The panels after the edges were finished

The panels after the edges were finished

Once all three pieces were sewn, turning the pillow inside out, pressing the corners out to show finished edges

Once all three pieces were sewn, turning the pillow inside out, pressing the corners out to show finished edges

Back of one of the pillows, so you can don't see the pillow inserted

Back of one of the pillows, so you can don't see the pillow inserted

Small decorative pillow, to match the big pillows in the front...

Small decorative pillow, to match the big pillows in the front...

and have some fun with the back, mismatching the patterns

and have some fun with the back, mismatching the patterns

Final product on the master bed.  The "nest" pillow is from Pottery Barn and the Quilt on our bed is from West Elm.

Final product on the master bed.  The "nest" pillow is from Pottery Barn and the Quilt on our bed is from West Elm.

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