Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Pillow Cover

I am slowly {but surely} getting into the Fall spirit!  I’m getting there, people!  It’s just so hard to fully commit when it’s still 90+ degrees outside {for some reason, I just started singing 98 Degrees songs.  Inappropriate at my age}.

But I’m getting there!

I was up pretty late last night working on various crafts and Etsy orders.

One of the things I worked on were some Fall pillow covers for my couch!

I loved my pillows before.  I had 2 blue pillows that I LOVE!  I found them at TJ Maxx for $20 {for the pair}!  I also made some yellow ones to go with the blue out of Target napkins! 


{Sorry for the bad picture.  I’m an impatient blogger who couldn’t wait and took her pictures at night!}


I just loved the blue & yellow together for the Spring & Summer!

But it was time to move on.  I needed some orange or red to really bring that Fall vibe into our home!

I found some pretty fabric at JoAnn’s that was perfect!  But I didn’t want to get rid of my blue pillows.  I wanted to save them for next Spring and Summer as well.  So I did a search for an easy envelope pillow cover tutorial and found the perfect one!

I used this tutorial found over at Texas Cottage.  Man, what a GREAT, easy to understand tutorial!!  I am so lucky to be a part of such an amazing blogging community where everyone shares their skills & talents! 

I am definitely still a novice sewer.  But, my envelope pillow cover turned out FAB and I LOVE IT!  I didn’t have quite enough fabric for the 2nd cover so I have to go back to JoAnn’s today to get more. 

But I just couldn’t wait to show you my one lonely little cover!!


I am obviously not going to give a tutorial because the one at Texas Cottage is just so darn good, there’s no need to repeat!

And the yellow pillows I made still work!  Yesssss!

Again….this is my kinda project!!  Easy, not permanent, and pretty quick too!  I know I’ll be quicker at the 2nd one now that I know what I’m doing!

So…what do you think?  How are you getting your home ready for Fall and/or Halloween!?

Have a great Friday!!!

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  1. I love the teal and yellow colors! They look awesome together.

  2. I just made my first envelope pillow covers, too!! They are so much fun...especially because you can make new covers and keep the same pillow! win win!

  3. I love the colors & print ! So festive & cozy :) Visiting from serenity now! Nice job

  4. Very pretty. Love the pattern of the fabric. Always have loved paisley print. You did a great job and I am heading over to check out the tutorial .


  5. seriously love that fabric!! i am about to go check out that tutorial...i was looking for a pillow tutorial this weekend!

  6. I love making pillow covers that way - easy to clean, too. Love the red fabric - looks beautiful with the yellow.

  7. Sooo pretty this..Found ya on hop and officially following ya with smiles..I'm Marilyn from and will love for you to stop in sometime...Loving your blog and off to read more :))

  8. Love your fabric choice! I'm your newest follower!

  9. Sweet welcome to this link party - ). And happy crafting ).

  10. Beautiful fabric and it looks great with the yellow. I recently did my first pillow cover too - another project that I have started and not completed! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - hope to see you again on Tuesday!
    Jenn :)


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