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 It's a great way to upcycle an outdated pillow (even if you're just got bored of it, like me).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!!