I’m a pillow-a-holic, and I’m really trying to make an effort to replace our cheapo pillows (sleeping & otherwise) with nice, high quality ones. For throw pillows, I love down, feather filled pillows. However, they are seriously expensive. The best trick is to pick up the ugliest possible pillows off the Homegoods clearance rack. They will mark them down to $10-20, which is significantly less than the non clearance ones.
Then, you bring them home and customize them. Take off the cover and make a new one! Afraid of your sewing machine? Join the club! I love no sew pillow covers. I’ve made hem tape envelope cases, covered a pillow with a hand towel, used liquid stitch to make sweater covers, and now I’ve gone faux fur crazy!
This pillow was actually the first one that I covered with a sweater. However, the first thing I did in de-christmasing the condo was take off all those cases. Since this was a new pillow find, I hadn’t made a cover for it yet.
Right before Christmas, I made this awesome no sew faux fur snood & had a lot of fur left over. So, I decided to make a faux fur pillow cover. However, I just wanted to cover the front of the pillow. I thought that covering both sides might be a bit much.
DIY No Sew Faux Fur Pillow
Trim edges and corners as necessary.
Do you buy ugly pillows? Please share!