I was shopping for pillows a few weeks ago so I could update the great room sofa for spring. After looking and loving so many pillows, I walked away empty-handed. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to buy something. The problem was that I didn’t want to find storage for more pillows. I decided that instead of buying new ones, I would sew new DIY pillows for spring using this method. Then I could use the down pillow forms that I already own, and when it is time to change out the pillows for summer, I can simply remove the covers, fold them, and tuck them away into a closet or drawer.
I love paisley, and I found this really pretty paisley in pastel colors at Hobby Lobby.
Since I was using a contrasting fabric on the back, I only needed to purchase one yard to make two pillows that measure 22 inches square. (The fabric was 54 inches wide.)
I paired the new pillows with some that I already owned – two navies and a yellow. The navy might not be a spring color, but it pulls out the navy in the paisley pillows. And since I have navy in every room in the house to keep it all tied together, it makes sense to have some on the sofa, too.
I’m really happy with the way these pillows add a spring vibe to our great room. I’ve added some other accessories around tthe house to lighten the look and have even done a big refresher in the foyer. I will share that one with you soon.