Dec 12, 2012

$2 Ikea Pillow Covers

I like to make different pillow covers for the different seasons and holidays.  It's an easy way to switch things up.  It can also be really cheap.  As in $2 per pillow...


Do you remember when I brought home these Ikea dishtowels?


They were about $0.79 each.  I bought them with the intention of making Christmas pillow covers out of them, and they worked wonderfully!  To make your own pillow covers, you'll need 2 towels for each pillow. I forgot to take pictures, so I've made a little diagram for you.




After cutting the pieces, flip around the pieces from towel #2 so your finished edges overlap in the middle.  Lay your square from towel #1 over the towel #2 pieces (right sides together), and sew around the edge with a 1/4 inch seam.  So easy!



They also look very similar to Pottery Barn's Grain Sack Stripe Pillow Cover ($29.50 each), but for a fraction of the price.

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5 comments:

  1. The last time I was at Ikea I bought
    a dozen of these little towels.. hmmmm
    guess I'll have to make something instead
    of using them in the kitchen.. love it!
    Sandy

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  2. In confused. Why don't you just cut two square pieces the same as your #1 and then just sew together. What am I missing that towel #2 has to be cut differently.

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    1. Leila,
      You certainly could do that and then just stuff it or use a pillow form. I cut mine differently and made an envelope style cover so that I can switch out the covers seasonally. Hope that helps!

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  3. Love, Love, Love em....Thanks for the idea and the tutorial. Happy New Year!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Happy New Year to you, too!

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