It’s DIY Week here at Dr. Sofa! What better way to kick it off than with a few awesome do-it-yourself pillows to cozy up with on the couch? Printed, lace, ruffle and statement pillows are all the rage right now, but buying them in-store usually comes with a hefty price tag. Don’t shy away from making them at home! Creating a custom-made pillow is easier than you think.
Screen printed pillows look like a custom pieces of furniture in your home, but they don’t have to come with a high price tag. Making a printed pillow is so easy that you’ll probably want to make more than one!
All you need in order to create this look is a solid color pillow – preferably white or another light color, fabric paint and a stamp. Simply dip the stamp in the fabric paint, wipe off excess paint and stamp on the pillow. Let it dry overnight and voila!
This DIY project is even easier than the first! All you need to make gorgeous lace pillows is a solid-color pillow, a few sheets of lace, plus a needle and thread. Simply sew the lace strip onto your solid color pillow for a romantic look.
For this DIY pillow, you’ll need to start with fabric rather than a pre-made pillow. You can find fabric in a craft store or you can order it from a fabric store online. Before you stuff your pillows, grab jersey material in a large rectangle. This material will become the ruffles on your pillow. Cut the fabric into long strips, and then again into small two inch sections.
Draw lines down the fabric of your pillow, then carefully sew the strips onto the pillow. You should be sewing the strips down the middle so you can tie them like a bow to create the ruffle look. After all your strips are sewed onto the fabric, you can sew your pillow together and stuff it.
Your pillows should speak for themselves. To create this amazing custom look, pick a quote and some brightly colored felt or jersey fabric. Trace and cut out your quote and then either use fabric glue or a needle and thread to attach to a solid-color neutral pillow.
The most important thing to remember when completing all these DIY pillows is to be flexible. Use the materials you already have at home to help save money on your designs. Have an old solid-color t-shirt? Use that to create your ruffle pillows. Can’t sew? Fabric glue works just as well if you aren’t skilled with a needle. The best thing about DIY pillows is that you can create a look that’s entirely your own.
After you’re finished making your pillows, you may decide that you also want to get sofa reupholstery done on your couch to keep the rest of your living room looking great. DIY pillows are the perfect way to see if you like a new style, before bringing in professionals to reupholster all your furniture. So try it today and see where your style sense takes you.