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A while ago I had the privilege to visit one of my favorite blogs,
UCreate and share with Kari and her readers one of my favorite projects:
How to turn a regular king size pillow into two throw pillow inserts.
This is a perfect little project to recycle old pillows or to save good money specially on down throw pillows,
since you can pay anywhere between $25 and $50 for just one insert.
Basically all you’ll need is a king size pillow, scissors, pins and a sewing machine.
TIP: You can purchase super affordable pillows at your local HomeGoods Stores or TJMax.
You can buy two king size pillows and make four down pillows for about $20… That is a good deal!
First using scissors cut your pillow right in half.
Push the filling of your pillow in with your hands as much as you can.
Keep the filling inside of the case and out of the way pining the fabric together.
You want to have at least a 2.5″ piece of empty fabric to work with for the next step.
After the pinning it should look like this…
Close to the edge of the fabric, seal the pillow together.
More space you leave to work with… easier the sewing will be.
Remove your pins and distribute the filling evenly again with your hands.
Make it puffy!
You are done!
I do this all the time!
It saves me a lot of money and I can get high quality pillow inserts for a fraction of the cost.
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YOU SAVED ME!!! I have been hunting…stalking….throw pillows every where that fit into my buget that I like. The thought of spending $20+ for just one throw pillow does not sit well with what I can justify. I just cant believe I have not thought of this!! now I can save money and solve my desire for good throw pillows and not just the mass production-run of the mill throw pillows!! I am super excited to start picking out my fabric!!!
Misty K in WV
This is such a great idea! So excited to try this and we will save so much money! We love it! Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope you’ll be back soon! We loved having you. -The Sisters
Do you know what your pillows end up measuring after they are done?
This is so fabulous! I’m always so irritated at the cost of throw pillows, but my local Ross store sells regular pillows for a great price! Now that you’ve shared this handy~dandy tip with us, I will be a pillow maniac! Now if I can just become better friends with my sewing machine, I can make up all kinds of cute covers too 🙂
Thanks for sharing!!
You better share all of those new pillows of yours 🙂
This is such a great idea… definitely one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Genious. Just pinned it! Love everything you do!
Hi Desiree- I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I find inspiration every day on your site and have thoroughly enjoyed becoming your “virtual friend.” All the best! Amanda