Now that we’ve learned How to Thread Your Sewing Machine we can move forward onto sewing our new pillow covers! I’ve been wanting to make new pillow covers for our living room colors since I’ve moved in. I’m not sure why I had such a hang up about what fabric to use. I knew that I needed a change but I really didn’t want to commit to something and then get bored with the colors or patterns in a few months. Which is very typical of me. I love to mix things up especially with home decor.
Then while wandering my local Home Goods on a Saturday afternoon (this is how you spend your weekends too right?) it hit me! Most standard cloth napkins are 20″ x 20″. My pillows are 18″ x 18″. Here right in front of me is a ready made, budget friendly solution to pillow covers. Most napkin sets at Home Goods are about $6.99 for 4. Budget friendly enough to be changed up on a whim.
I also found a few napkins that I liked at World Market. There were a few variations that caught my eye – which is a clear indicator that I will probably be back in a few months to change this look up again. Normally $3.99 each, I scored these at 25% off. Find these Blue Floral Paisley napkins on World Market. This DIY project totaled $11.97.
- 4 20″ x 20″ napkins, laundered and pressed
- Fabric Sheers
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Machine