Throw pillows are a great inexpensive way to freshen up any room. It is a no commitment way to add bold color pops or to simply add in some coordinating colors to pull your whole design together giving it a finished look.
However, if you are like me and you have one of THESE….
when you return home from a long day THIS is what you usually find in your living room….
Since I find myself replacing my pillows about once a month I needed to find a cheaper way to do it. My new favorite easy fix…..DINNER NAPKINS!!! Cloth dinner napkins are very inexpensive and come in every color and pattern you can imagine. Here are some I found at World Market for $11.96 for a set of 4.
Even if you are not an experienced seamstress, you can easily turn a pair of cheap dinner napkins into a new throw pillow for any room in your house in less than an hour. Here is what you do.
First, iron the back side of 2 cloth napkins turning over the seam on one edge.
Pin both napkins together with the right sides facing each other and leaving an opening on the edge where you folded down the seam large enough for you to put your hand through.
Starting at one side of the opening run the entire outer edge through the sewing machine stopping at the opposite edge of the opening. If you do not have a sewing machine you can do a no sew option using iron-on hem tape.
Snip off the corners being careful not to cut too close to the seam you just sewed.
Turn the pillow inside out (which is actually inside right). Stuff it with your left over pillow stuffing. You can purchase inexpensive poly fill from a fabric store if you do not happen to have a pillow recently murdered by your supposed best friend. Or just use the stuffing out of an old pillow that no longer suits your style.
Hand stitch the small opening or close it using iron-on hem tape and PRESTO new pillows!
At under $6 a piece this is a steal and in my opinion looks just as good as this one from Neiman Marcus for $159 .