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Monday, March 30, 2015

PB Knock Off - Fur Trimmed Sweater Pillow Cover

Don't ya love Pottery Barn? I could shop there everyday if I had a huge spending budget for home decorating. But I can't. I love their pillows, especially those cozy ones.

Yes, these sweet sweater types...

 and fur types!

I decided to make them. 
So I went thrift shopping and found this ... the perfect sweater and design for the pillow I had in mind for my "southwestern bedroom makeover" in-the-works. It's got that horse blanket look to it. Just what I needed!  With a $7.99 price tag, not bad...  but it was HALF price day; ... so this was a real steal for just $4.49 !

Then I ran home to make a $69 pillow cover (wink) !!!
Just by simply cutting off the arms and cutting out two squares to fit the toss pillow ...

and, in envelope style for easy removal and cleaning.  I cut one of the squares in half to be sewn for slipping the pillow into.

Remember that fur coat I turned into a rug? Well, it's scrap busting time! Perfect for fur trim on the pillow cover; and for free. Scraps are always totally free.

I cut the faux fur from the sleeves and shoulder areas from the coat scraps to make enough trim to go around the entire squared off sweater.

Then pinned the fur trim and sandwiched it to sew the front and back together.

After carefully sewing the entire pillow (the thickness was challenging) I turned it to the right side and stuffed the pillow inside.

One $69 pillow knock off was just $4.49... awesome!!! 

But... but... what about those sleeves?
Well I have two of these really ugly roll pillows that I kept hidden to someday recover and now it's time to do something with them and use up those sleeves.

So I pulled the sleeves over the ends and made a "hug me" pillow!!

I'm joking!!!
I just needed to see how much of the sleeves I had to cut off.
Using more of the faux fur scraps, I cut round ends to sew in.

Tah dah! 

Now, leaving the center open where the sleeves met, I sewed in velcro to join the ends yet release for easy removal and cleaning.

Then, I used a piece of a leather belt (another project scrap) to cover the velcro enclosure as a decorative touch. And the grand total for this pillow cover is... $0... 
It was FREE using ALL scraps. 
Love that.

Now for that other ugly roll pillow... I went through my closet for fabric and found this suede skirt that I have not worn in ages and probably never will again.

Cutting the skirt to fit around the pillow and circles from the sweater scraps, I made an envelope opening to slip the pillow into.

 The pillow is easy to remove with this opening!

Three pillows and no budget busting!

But... but... I don't have enough fur scraps left for a fur pillow cover (insert big sad face here).

Off to thrift shopping again, I scored with this vest at $3.99!!!

 Basically taking the vest apart to get a squared off portion,

was easy enough to sew straight lines and make another enveloped pillow cover.  By sewing the armholes and the neckline, then leaving part of the vest opening was just right for the pillow to be inserted.

Then I stuffed in the pillow and smiled...
(Happy face!)

Four pillow covers... under $10... another happy face! :-)

This was super cheap, lots of fun, 

AND, the decor I wanted! 

This was a really cheap thrill.  Would you make home decor this thrifty? If so, what's your style?


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  1. Your cushions are awesome! They make me want to snuggle up on the couch with them. I would never have guessed that under that belt was velcro,

  2. You did a great job with the pillows!!! I love the furry one (I had seen it at Pottery barn too!)

  3. I love this, how inspiring! So so creative and I am so glad that you shared this on Making Memories Mondays! :-)

  4. These are wonderful!

  5. My son already tried claiming all of these when they were on the couch. I guess I need to make more AND get that bedroom finished. :)
    Thank you, Stella!

  6. I agree with you, the furry one is best. But, I still want PB pillows. Definitely need to make a few more covers!
    Thank you, Maria :)

  7. Thank you for hosting and stopping, Cathy!!!

  8. Great inspiration...I just pulled a couple of pieces out of the goodwill bag that I was about to give away!

  9. These look so cozy Robin! Love them, great job!

  10. Marie@The Interior FrugalistaMarch 31, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Wow Robin these are gorgeous! Love how you added the belt too. I'll be heading to the sweater racks during my next thrift store hunt.

  11. Robin awesome share !!! great stuff just saved!

  12. wow i am impressed and jealous, i wish i could sew like that i really like them all but i love the one with the belt great job xx

  13. Amazing! It takes a special kind of talent to see pillows in those random old pieces of clothes! Well done!
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  14. I love that, Cyndi!!! You gotta take a second look to give another chance at clothing. Another blogger took her son's outgrown t-shirts that were his favorites (printed) and cut them to fit in picture frames to decorate his room. It looks fantastic! It's amazing what can be made with recycled clothing. Can't wait to see what you do!

  15. I think sweaters, jackets, and long coats are becoming my favorite fabric finds. I hope you score with your hunt! Thank you, Marie! ox

  16. And it was fun, :-) !!!
    Thank you, Mari; so glad you like this idea!

  17. I am no seamstress. In fact if I can find a way of not sewing something, I'm happy (glue, staple, tape... lol!)
    Thank you, sweetie!!

  18. Aw, thank you, Karen! So happy you like this idea!

  19. hey that sounds like me glue staple or tape lmao xx

  20. LOL! Hey short cuts are great... why not!?! :)

  21. Robin, these are so so pretty. Southwestern it is. Love them.

  22. Those turned out great, and look perfect for a southwestern theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  23. Is it a good idea to let him get too comfortable? It's hard enough to motivate boys. ;)J ust joking of course.

  24. It was funny the sweater looked like a horse blanket to me and how this worked out. Thank you, Trish! ox

  25. Thank you for hosting! So thrilled you stopped by! :)

  26. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

  27. I'm impressed with your pillows, and for a fraction of the cost at Pottery Barn. They're perfect for a southwest theme. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best hope you will join us again.

  28. Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! These came out great, the big one is my favorite!

  29. Yes! This is absolutely perfect! It looks amazing, and the price… who can beat that?!?

  30. Thank you so much for the pin and tweet! You're so sweet!
    Happy Easter, Kim! ox

  31. I look forward to it, Rhonda!
    Thank you so very much! :)

  32. That one turned out really well, very much like the inspirational cover. Thank you, Roxanne!

  33. Crazy fun, isn't it?! The look for so much less is the best part. Thank you so much for stopping in! :)

  34. WOW! I absolutely love these pillows! I love the faux fur pillow and that sweater pattern looks great as a pillow! I pinned them. I am inspired!

  35. The fur is my favorite and the large sweater fur trimmed was the inspiration and I'm tickled to pieces you like the same!! Thank you so much for pinning! :)

  36. Kyla @ House Of Hipsters . comApril 8, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    This turned out so good! Thanks for linking up at Found and Foraged!

  37. Thanks, Kyla!!
    I'm so excited that you visited! Thank you for coming by! :)