My May Pinterest attempt was the No Sew Pillow Makeover. Watch the video and you'll see what a great idea this is. And the finished product on the video looks so good. My pillow makeover started with two dark brown throw pillows that I thought could use a little brightening up for summer. Then I purchased some fabric and was ready to go. I cut the fabric to the correct size and got to work.
|The finished product. Okay but not great.|
|Close up of the fabric.|
First of all, it would be best to use a firm pillow. The pillows I used (I think they were about 14") were extremely squishy. They also weren't the thickest pillows around. So when I did the wrapping and tying, the pillows tended to squish inward and I couldn't get that nice smooth look as shown on the video.
Because of the loose, floppy fabric, eventually the edges started slipping down which I don't believe would happen with a firmer pillow. So I took the fabric off of these pillows and tried covering some other pillows I have. These were 18" square and very firm. I don't think that using a yard of fabric is enough for this size pillow. But I tried it anyway just to see if it looked better than my first attempt.
Second, even though I like this fabric a lot, I think it would help to have a darker color if you're covering dark color pillows. What was I thinking? Add to that using a slightly thicker fabric than the quilting fabric that I bought.
Would I do this project again? Yes, now that I know what kind of materials to use. My advice to you: Try it. Use firm throw pillows and a fabric with a little bit more heft than quilting fabric and pay attention to the color!