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! 

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

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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!!

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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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10 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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 .

    Karan

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

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

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

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

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  9. Sweet welcome to this link party - http://ivanna.blog.com/linkparty01/ ). And happy crafting ).

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  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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