DIY Accent Rug Pillow Cover
It’s a DIY accent rug pillow cover — a really cute DIY accent rug pillow cover. I’m guessing that you’ve already done something like this. If you haven’t already done something like this, you’ll probably want to after you’ve read about it. It’s a simple, fun project that doesn’t require a sewing machine.
No sewing machine required.
Pillows are about the easiest [as well as the quickest] way to change up the look of a room. When there’s not a bone in my body that wants to re — cover or make a pillow, there are a couple of sites that I love to check out. Sometimes they have what I’m looking for — sometimes they’ll give me an idea — and sometimes I just need to keep looking.
The internet brings an array of splendid choices right to your fingertips.
Which brings me to why I decided to make a pillow cover instead of buy one.
Quite simply — the stars aligned. Mostly because my sister, Bonnie, purchased an accent rug to make a pillow cover and then decided not to. Dreamy.
There’s nothing special about the brand — it’s the color and the texture that won me over. [Most of the time I’m pretty much brand blind.] Every once in awhile I’ll find an accent rug that’s just too beautiful to pass up. They often have such fun textures and prints.
Welcome to a partial view of our master bedroom.
It’s currently existing in a mixed state of boring and anxious anticipation.
We’ve been working ourselves through a master bedroom makeover this past year. The walls are a dreamy shade of blue [our photographer is looking for a new camera even as she types — this isn’t an accurate photo of the wall color]; the curtains and bedspread are new. The bare walls are also stark raving new as is the enormity of space on top of the bed. That will all happen in due time. Right now I’m focusing on one pillow of awesomeness.
[Please feel free to offer any and all suggestions that come popping into your head as you look at the utter blankness of this fledgling room.]
Materials you’ll need:
1 — An accent rug you love!
2 — A pillow you just want to cover up because it currently doesn’t blend in or accent anything in the house. It’s even a little rough around the edges.
You can also just buy a pillow form [On sale would be nice, huh?] or use batting.
3, 4, 5 — Scissors, needles, and some kind of thread/rope/invisible thread/embroidery floss to make the actual stitches with.
I opted for a sharp darning needle [not the biggest one pictured — the other one] because that’s what went through the pillow edges without using too much force. If you’ve ever had the head of a needle — not the point, although that has happened as well — pushed into your finger because you’re trying to force the needle through too much fabric — well –that’s all I need to say.
The two smaller needles are great, but were no match for the thickness I needed to go through.
That’s all you’ll need.
I tried something a little different for this tutorial and actually recorded part of the process. [I’m a brave little cabbage head.]
Let’s just see how well this goes.
I love this pillow!
Okay, the instructions are broken up into three smaller sections for no particular reason at all. ~grin~ It’s just how it turned out.
[As a side note here, is there anyone reading this blog who know how to officially make a recording from above? I would be ever so grateful for the information. Ever so.]