Friday, July 5, 2013

More $2 Pillows

Remember my ugly-ish sofa?  Remember the $2 Pillows I made to liven it up?  Well, I still have that sofa and those pillows, but in our new house we put it down in the basement where it should've been a long time ago.

Now I have another sofa upstairs.  My friend who was moving gave me this sofa for $25.  It's from IKEA and she dyed them a beautiful blue. 

Now, I'm still trying to save money and payback med school loans.  And we are still renting, so I don't want to invest a lot into furniture that won't fit my someday permanent home.  Every little bit counts.  I wanted pillows for my "new" sofa, but didn't want to dish out $80 for them.   So I decided to listen to my own blog post and make more $2 pillows.  

I went to Jo-Ann fabrics.  They have fabric samples that often go on sale for $1-2.  I got these samples for $1 a piece (so each pillow takes 2 pieces).  They are the perfect size for a sofa pillow.  

The hardest thing about these samples is finding pieces that coordinate together.  You also have to find a front piece and a back piece.  But they are great because they already have a hemmed edge.

 This is my old pillows.  I had bought these at JC Penney for $20 each.  But they no longer fit the style of my room.  Plus, they were flat.
I tore them open and re-used the stuffing.  It worked great. 

As far as making the pillows, it only takes basic sewing skills (because I promise, that is all I am capable of!!)  You can see my other tutorial {HERE}.  You bascially, pin the wrong sides together and sew all around the edge.  Leave and opening for the stuffing.  Then sew up that opening.  DONE!

Here's what you get:

Good luck!


  1. Great idea! And they look so cute!

    1. Thanks! I'm new to sewing so I'm happy I can actually make something useful!

  2. I love the mix of prints you used! They look great!

    1. Thanks! It's fun to mix it up a little. Now I think I'll add a touch of yellow?

  3. What a great idea to use the samples! I will have to look the next time I go to the fabric store :) Stopping by from Lambert's Lately!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope this helps!


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