Make Your Own R. Lauren Pillows

Hi everyone.  A special house guest arrived this morning to spend some time with her parents.  Jordan is in the house!!!  Yeah!!  She has to do a little work in Ohio, but we  are planning to have some fun, too.  Her husband will be joining us later in the week for a college football game and horse races at the famous Keeneland race track.


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And speaking of horse races, we have an equestrian theme going on here today in the form of some sports coat pillows.


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Regular readers of The 2 Seasons know I am a fan of the Ralph Lauren look and always stop by his store when I am in New York City.  You can read about some of my visits here, here, here, here, and here.  And next week I’ll be showing you what I loved on my latest visit.



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I wanted some nice masculine pillows like the ones in the Lauren store.  So, instead of paying hundreds of dollars for them, I decided to make my own.  I bought two sports coats at Goodwill that were on sale for $2.00 each, reduced from $3.99.  It was really a simple procedure.



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This is all you need to do to make your own:


1.  First, cut out a rectangular shape from the front of the sports coat, and then sew the opening shut so it won’t gap when it becomes a pillow.


2.  Cut away the lining and any extra fabric on the inside.  This step will cut down on the bulkiness.


3.  Cut some plain fabric (I used part of a painter’s drop cloth) the same size as the sports coat section you already cut out.


4.  Place the two right sides together, and sew them to each other.  Leave a space large enough to insert the stuffing.


5.  Turn the pillow right side out and fill the insides with pillow stuffing.  This works better than a pillow form because the shape of the pillow will probably be an odd size since it is being constructed from a sports coat.


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Along with a throw, I put them on a bench in the upstairs hallway.  Then I put a pair of boots beside the bench.  It all fits in nicely with some equestrian prints that hang on the wall in another part of the hall.  Even though I didn’t buy these pillows from him, I’m sure Ralph would be pleased with the way they turned out.

Take care.

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  1. says

    Your pillows are soooo clever! I do think Ralph would approve. I just went through all my old clothes in the attic and found an old tweed blazer from the 70s! (should I be embarrassed for still having it? it was a favorite!) I hate to just give it away, so I think I will try this instead!! Linda

  2. says

    Oh my these look amazing!! I love almost everything Ralph Lauren puts out and have so enjoyed your posts on going to his store in New York. Such pretty things!! You did such a great job on these pillows and they look so good on that bench.

  3. says

    Hi- I love what you’ve created with these jackets-very creative and perfect for a touch of fall coziness-I wanted you to know I featured these pillows on my Saturday favorites-stop by to check it out and have a great weekend-Claire