New DIY Pillows for Spring

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.

 Spring pillows in great room - The 2 Seasons


I love paisley, and I found this really pretty paisley in pastel colors at Hobby Lobby.



Spring pillows in great room - the 2 Seasons


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.)


 Spring pillows in great room - The 2 Seasons


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.


Spring pillows in great room - The 2 Seasons


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.


Take care.


  1. Penny says

    Also – I just noted on several of my local auction websites that sewing machines can be purchased very reasonably. Appears a lot of the sewing ladies from the past are moving to retirement centers or passing, so sadly many machines are out there for a little of nothing. Thought I would pass along the tip. Just found a Brother CS 6000 with only one bid of $15.00! Amazing!