What makes a space cozy? What makes you want to kick up your feet and just relax?
Comfort is something you’re drawn to and in any room, it’s all in the details – like soft throws and cushy pillows.
What we’ve got will cozy up your space in no time flat and all without picking up a needle and thread. Check out these easy make-your-own floor pillows. Why buy when you can DIY?
For two large pillows:
- 2 large pillow forms
- 1-2 yards/meters outdoor fabric
- hem fuse tape
- scissors, iron, hair straightening iron
1. Measure pillow forms and set aside. I used two really large pillows that came as extras with our sofas.
2. Lay out fabric on a flat surface. Using a pencil, mark the size of your pillow forms PLUS TWO INCHES onto the back side of your fabric. So if your pillow form is 24″ x 24″ measure 26″ x 26″ onto four pieces of fabric.
3. Using scissors, cut out all four large squares (or rectangles, depending on the shape of your pillow forms).
4. Fold over each side about 1/4″ to 1/2″ and iron.
5. Place two pieces of fabric together, right sides out, hems together (see photo). Then place hem fuse tape between the hemmed edges. Press with iron. Repeat for three side of pillow cover.
6. Stuff pillow cover with pillow form. Carefully place hem fuse tape between hems on open side of pillow cover and press together with a hair straightening iron. Unless you can somehow finagle your pillow onto the ironing board to iron this remaining side once the cover is stuffed, a hair straightener is your secret weapon!
I used four different prints from Online Fabric Store to make two pillows: Premier Prints Outdoor Vertical Deep Blue, Zigzag Yellow, Gotcha American Red and Polka Dot Yellow. Since these floor pillows will end up in the basement family room, the bright colours and durability of the spun polyester makes them especially durable.
Have you ever “cheated” and made something with hem tape instead of sewing it? Do you have any floor pillows in your house? What about outdoor fabric on something indoors?
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