Apartment Redress: Pillow Punch Out

The couch totally needs a redress. I really want to make a slip cover, but wow that’s a huge project. I think I need a baby step first. I want to do something to jazz up this bag boy on bricks (literally, but that is a story for another day – too sum up the legs were unstable and we were worried about crushed ferrets so we took them off and replaced them with bricks — it was too short without the legs) so pillows it is. But what pillow? I do have 2 pillow forms that I can use to stuff them, so that’s will determine the size. Now for the pillow itself. 

When I was flipping through the 1000 Ideas for Reuse book I saw Diane’s scrap journals again and it hit me: Woven Fabric! That’s what I want to do.


{aren’t these great!}

But huge, pillow sized! How do I do that? Well, I’m not sure, but I have a few ideas. What do you think? Good idea? bad idea? How would you use fabric strips to make a pillow? Should I bind it to a base fabric? What about putting a zipper in it so I can change it out? All of the above? None of the above? What’s your favorite scrap pillow project?

Much to think on. Hopefully by next week I will have the first one made.

Happy crafting!

5 thoughts on “Apartment Redress: Pillow Punch Out

  1. Ooh! You could totally do the weaving right on the pillow form – just make a series of long, vertical stitches from top to bottom for the warp, and then weave in the strips. You could then fold the edges of the strips under and either glue or hand-sew them in place.

  2. Or, you could do the weaving on a piece of base fabric, then slip some fusible webbing under it when it’s done. Then you can fuse it to the base fabric for extra stability, and then sew it into a pillow cover.

    Anyway. Totally can’t wait to see!

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