Sunday, November 20, 2011

A PB Pillow Tutorial

Secretly obsessing about the cool printed pillows that Pottery Barn always seems to have?
While I was browsing around the store, I happened to obsess even more about the Pinecone Print Lumbar Pillow. (retail for the cover? $39. With free shipping.)

And then, I happened to notice a wonderful holiday table display, which included Pinecone Print Napkins.
So, here's how you make your own PB Pinecone Print Pillow cover:

Buy a napkin for $8. 

To add more guts to the weight of it, I applied some of  Pam's Pro-Weft Fusible Interfacing to the back of the napkin.

Buy(or find in your stash) a similar color fabric for your pillow back. ( I found mine in a remnant bin for $1.50)

Create a standard envelope back for your pillow and sew the front to the back pieces. I used a 1/4 inch seam.

Turn right sides out, press and topstitch around the pillow over the original napkin hem.

Insert a pillow form.

How easy was that? I made it right at home among all of my knit pillow covers made from thrift store sweaters....another Pottery Barn influence.

I snuggled it right in with the cable knit pillows that I made from thrifted sweaters.

  Here's what else I did:

So, that about finishes up my fall pillow makeovers.

I think.


  1. Great idea, Lynne. I used to be a crazed pillow changer but I seem to have stopped. Mmm, that's not right, is it? I'll have to get on it!

  2. Wonderful pillow covers - all of them! That pine cone print really is special.

  3. Aww PIllow love is the BEST. I need more pillows.....
    love the Pug shots.

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  5. You are too smart!!! Those pillows cost way too much, just like pillow shams. Guess I'll visit more thrisft stores to buy sweaters, quicker than kntting pillows!

  6. I like your post.This is a beautiful pillow covers with color.This design to highlight any corner of room.

    Beach Pillow


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