Search

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIY Pillows from a Shower Curtain

Okay, I think I have pillow ADD.  I have a serious problem of adoring living room pillows and then getting bored of them quickly.  New pillows on the sofa is the easiest way to freshen up a room or add new color.  It makes a home look cute and comfortable.  The problem is I love changing them!  And let me tell you that spending $20-$40 per pillow is not my style.  Um, no thank you.  Because they are so pricey, I've learned to sew pillows myself and switch them up in various ways like {HERE} and {HERE}.  And now I've found another way to make your own cute pillows for cheap.  These are DIY Shower Curtain Pillows sewn from a $20.00 fabric shower curtain.  That's $5 per pillow.













Let me show you how I made these pillows from a shower curtain:







First of all, WHY a shower curtain?

* Great, durable fabric.  Thick, washable (of course). 
* So many cute styles! I wanted a certain look in my house and there are so many cute shower curtains--like these at Target or this InterDesign Trellis Shower Curtain, 72 x 72, Stone  from Amazon.  I found a perfect match for my living room.
* One curtain can make about 4 pillows and if you find a good $20.00 curtain that's only $5.00 per pillow. 








Step 1.  Fold the shower curtain in half so you have two layers of fabric.

Step 2.  Measure into squares (depending on the size of pillow you want) and cut out both layers at the same time.  Mine were 17x17 inches which is about normal size for a sofa pillow.








Step 3.  Pin the front patterned sides together, so it's inside out basically.  Sew a nice little straight line all around your pillow (I love sewing straight lines!).  Leave an opening on one side big enough for your hand to get in.

Step 4.  Reach into your opening and turn the fabric right side out.  Make sure you poke the corners out too.  You should have a nice square pouch.  You can iron it here too, so you don't have creases in it, like mine does (haha!).









Step 5.  Stuff your pillow.  Use stuffing or filling from an older pillow if you want.  It's a great way to upcycle an outdated pillow (even if you're just got bored of it, like me).  I used a some Christmas pillows that I didn't want anymore.  Rip them open and re-stuff your new pillow!

Step 6.  Once it's full, sew the opening shut.  You can do this by hand or by machine. 






And you're done!  Aren't these homemade pillows cute?







Hopes this gives you another idea for decorating your home on a budget.  






Here's my previous tutorial on DIY pillows and how I made them for $2.00 each!!








 photo signature_zps9e159beb.png

17 comments:

  1. These turned out great! I wanted to make bathroom curtains that matched the shower curtain, so I just bought two shower curtains and used one as intended and incorporated the other into the curtains I made. Much cheaper than buying something.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So smart. The curtain idea is a great one.

      Delete
  2. Target does have some really cute shower curtains! That's where ours is from. And I love your idea for these pillows. Now, if only I knew how to sew...(Gotta work on that!)

    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you are new at sewing (like me), pillows is the perfect place to start. Very easy with all straight lines :)

      Delete
  3. ♥♥♥ this!! Now BB will start scouting the shower curtain aisles all over. Gracias.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Yeah, who knew we needed to keep an eye out for cute shower curtains?!

      Delete
  4. I'm totally sick of my pillows. What a great idea to use a shower curtain! I will have to keep my eye out for some cute ones.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love how these turned out! I never would have thought of using a shower curtain. Genius idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. How difficult to make the pillow covers using non-fabric shower curtains for outdoor pillows?
    Have you done them using NON-FABRIC shower curtains?
    Thanks, Noreen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have not tried non-fabric before but I would love to hear how it turns out if you try it!

      Delete
  7. Okay I will. But in the meantime, my pillows are big, like 21 x 21. I will have to buy 2 curtains. My question is, what do you do with the hems and the top part with the holes?
    Thanks, I am excited to get started. Just washed them and they are sitting there waiting for me to go at them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!! I'm so excited you are trying this. I did not end up using the part with the holes. I just trimmed it off. My pillows were smaller though. Good luck!

      Delete
  8. Loved that you respond so quickly to everyone's questions. Very appreciated. How about the hemmed edges? What do you do with those? Can you email me at murrayhousebnb@aol.com, so I can get your answer without having to go back into Pinbot. I lose my way sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Do you remember the brand/ style name? This print is PERFECT! For what I need?

    TIA ��

    ReplyDelete
  10. Do you remember the brand/ style name? This print/ colour is EXACTLY what I'm looking for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I wish I did! I don't remember and I just went to their website to check and didn't really see it, but they still have similar ones.

      Delete

I love hearing from you! Please leave friendly comments:

Disclosure

*This site may or may not contain affiliate links. These links help fund this site. All opinions are my own. I am never paid to give a specific opinion. Often I am asked to try products or services and share what I think about them.