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Friday, 20 April 2012

The 42 Cent Pillow

I found these great pillowcases at the dollar store the other day. They were in a pack of 2 for just $2. I didn't know what I would do with them, but of course I found something within about 26 hours. Actually I found a few somethings. And this is one of them.

Taa daa! OK, I know this is a total Dear Lillie Rip-off. Those pillows are fantastic. I was just fooling around and seeing if I could challenge myself to make something in that style. I'm not much of a sewer yet, but it kind of turned out.

The giant floral that happens to be both classic and totally current is from the dollar store pillowcases and the little front ruffle was made out of some fabric I just had on hand. I've been using this fabric to make some custom storage boxes around the room so it ties in. Fancy, right?

I used less than half of one of the dollar store pillowcases, so the cost for this pillow was less than 50 cents. I think that's a fair price, don't you?

I probably should have not used white thread. If I was thinking, I would have found a matching green, but I really didn't think it would work out, so it didn't matter anyway. Ha! Joke's on me! It looks pretty great actually.

So here's where I'm at for Kennedy's "pillowscape" so far. Is that a thing? A pillowscape? Anyway, she wants a horse pillow too, then I think that will be it.

What do all you real sewers think out there? Any tips? Did I do OK for a first ruffle attempt? Pin It


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It looks really pretty. I love love the floral and what a great find. Does she want horses printed on the fabric or you could always try a horse stencil and fabric paint.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

You did great♥ Love the pillow....the fabric is beautiful and the ruffle is perfect!

Aledia said...


I'm your newest follower :)

I love your little pillow, I think you did a fabulous job!!

Have a wonderful evening!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Karen said...

You did a great job on your first ruffle! I really like the colors! Lucky daughter to have such a talented Mom! xx

Maria said...

How pretty! I love the ruffles down the middle!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I think it looks fabulous and I just love, love the price!



Mary Ellen said...

Love that floral fabric and the ruffle is just perfect for finishing off this pillow

Designs By Pinky said...

Beautiful, love the floral fabric! Can't beat less than 50 cents for a pillow! XO, Pinky

thistlewoodfarm said...

This is my FAVORITE title of the entire pillow party! Your pillows are so cute! Thanks for linking up to the party and the inspiration!


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So very, very happy to see you here at our Pillopalooza slumber party!



The Tablescaper said...

Great job!

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Richella said...

Wonderful! Dear Lillie is the perfect place to get inspiration, right? Jenni's designs are worthy of imitating. And I'd say you did a great job--especially for that price!!

Amy Fountain said...

beautiful ruffles! So inspiring :)