There’s a dearth of decorative pillows in my house. Don’t get me wrong– I’m not the type that likes to remove six or eight ruffled cushions from her bed before she can even lay down, but my sofa and chairs are almost all empty and could use a little something extra. This isn’t for lack of planning, though– there’s a whole shelf in my craft room dedicated to pillow forms, and several yards of fabric stashed away that at one time or another was meant to encase them. So, yesterday, I finally brought the two together.
I spent an embarrassing amount of time looking at pillow patterns on the internet before I happened across this one. It looks pretty fancy, but luckily is the type of thing that appears to require much more effort than it really does. I followed this lovely tutorial and also used suede cloth– though in the mustard color that seems to find its way into every room in my house. I didn’t have a needle long enough to tuft the center, but I think I’ll go back and tuft it later. I’d recommend a slightly smaller pillow form or increasing the width of the fabric an inch or so, because it took both me and Nick each using both of our hands to cinch the ruffles closed. Completing this project has me inspired to make my way through all the pillow forms on my shelf, so check back for more soon.