Sunday, September 25, 2011

What do a chewed up Pottery Barn Pillow and a $3 Striped T-Shirt have in common?

A Brand New Fabulous Pillow.... That is what! And I want to share how...

So I was coming home from my big trip to The Creative Connection in Minneapolis when I got the call. My boyfriend said that my dog destroyed the front room while he was gone for the day because my little angel Lou learned to jump over the doggie gate.

One of my new Pottery Barn Pillows was torn open in the corner.... GRR! Those are so expensive and I literally could not just throw it away.

I decided to go to Walmart to get some stretch fabric this evening, because it was the only store open past 6:00pm in Walla Walla on a Sunday. No Luck. So I went to the clearance section and my pillows hero was there, stripes and all.

I purchased the $3 Large Black and White Striped T-Shirt and was determined to make an adorable little pillow slip-cover for it.

Now I am NOT a sewing professional and recently inherited my gradmothers old sewing machine that my mom learned on as a young adult. So you know this will be easy :)


I sewed the bottom of the t-shirt using the Stretch Stitch. I then placed the pillow inside to see how it would fit. It was pretty snug. I took it out and stitched half way on the sewing machine on the other end.

I stuffed the old Pottery Barn pillow into the new t-shirt pillow case. I then slip stitched the rest close.

I took the left over fabric and made a cute flower and hand stitched the flower onto the new pillow case.

Here is the before photo:

Here is the after photo:

Do you love it? It was so simple and fun. I am thinking of making a few for the holiday gifts here in Walla Walla :)

For $3 and 25 minutes of my lazy Sunday night I say it was worth every bit! How fun is that?

I hope you all had a great weekend!!