We just got back from Winnipeg for the weekend (to see Garth Brooks who was awesome by the way).
And when I’m there I like to head to IKEA to fill my trunk with pillow inserts because I’m a normal person.
Also because they’re $8 which is the best deal out there for feather inserts as I’ve mentioned before and because I wanted some new pillows for the basement couch.
For a long time this couch was where I sent the reject pillows to die. Any ones I didn’t love went down here and none of them really went together. I bought new pillows at HomeSense for $6 each for the recliners but the couch needed some help. Five pillows across here would have cost about $150 retail.
So I got a deal on this fabric remnant which I thought had a deer pattern camo but it turns out they’re elk. Max still liked it. I think he’s just happy I still think things with antlers make for good decor.
I ironed the fabric with my straightener because I’m a professional. And because I will be registering for a real iron eventually.
And I made three pillows for across the centre of the couch. These are about 15 x 15 so the larger inserts really make them plush and thick. I wanted a varying size and also I had to work with the fabric I had.
For the sides I used the last of my navy curtain material to make two 18 x 18 pillows. I think it turned out great and now we have a cohesive pillow theme across our couch.
I’m hoarding the old pillows in the linen closet for now but may eventually donate them.
I just added a couple little hooks on our open shelving in the kitchen. I think they look really cute hanging there.
Let me know you have any questions on making your own pillows.