|Sitting pretty on my favorite green shabby table|
I had a few chair pads that I bought while thrifting last year, and meant to recover them oh, about 37 times. Some time passed and I found just enough lovely yellow and white chevron fabric at the fabric store to do something with. I ended up folding the old chair pads in half to make an awesome pillow form for the three new pillows. I wanted to make them rectangular to accent the pattern, and this was perfect!
Below you see the not-so-hot chair pads that I picked up for a buck a piece. I am not one to run out and buy new pillow forms as they can be pricey for a large project, even on sale. And since I like to show you some fun ideas that I hope you like as much as I do, my main rule, is they always have to be on the cheap. So, in the true spirit of cheapness, behold the old chair pad and it’s new fabric…
I folded those little babies in half and used them just like I would a regular pillow form after I stitched the the chevron fabric together….
I stitched two pieces, right sides together, turned them inside-out and pressed them well. I folded about a half-inch in on one side (below) and inserted the “pillow form”…
This gives you another angle so you can see they fit in there nice and snug. I got an awesome upper-body workout to boot while whip-stitching the open side by hand. I was the one that wanted them firm not mushy. I do not have anything against mushy pillows, I own many. However, after careful consideration, as well as measurement of said fabric, firm was the final decision which I think makes the pattern stand out, don’t you?
After a few minutes at the dining room table convincing my one year old, two year and five year old that “mommy is almost done” we ate a delicious lunch of PB & J’s while admiring the latest additions to our living room. I hope this gives you some ideas for sprucing up your casa, while saving money at the same time 🙂