Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ten Minute Pillow

Happy Wednesday all:)
So in looking forward to the move next month I decided it was time to do a mini shopping trip to Ikea just to get some decor ideas from their nice set-ups...and found some red pillows for the futon that I have been eying the last several times I went there...they were six bucks so I caved and brought them to their new home:)

Once they were home though, I found a new problem...that white pillow I have had sitting around on the couch was old and used but not TOO bad right??....well, it was...VERY BAD.....pretty dingy really, it will not do!  Then I remembered a tutorial I saw this week, if you know where it was, please tell me!

Since I'm not much of a seamstress, and I have not replaced my other machine yet this sew-less pillow sounded like a fantastic idea to me!

Cost and Supplies:
2 Placemats: $4.00
Hem Tape: $3.00 (with plenty left over so this will go to many other new curtains for the new place!)
Iron: on hand:) 

So cost is about $7.00 but since I didn't use all the tape I felt like it was less:)

And here we go!

Place tape in between the two place-mats on an edge, hold the iron in place for 10-30 seconds on the steam setting, time depending on thickness...mine took quite a bit since it was very thick.

Flip over and do the same on the other side just to be safe:)

I grabbed this one for mine since it was super weight and the material was pretty heavy...and pillows get a lot of use in our house, even supposedly decorative ones.

Leave a part open to throw in whatever stuffing sort of stuff you have around...I took the stuffing from the old pillow, fluffed it up, and reused it.  Then, because its a bigger pillow, I used some leftover 'snow' from an earlier project to fill in the gaps.

Seal up the rest of it and you are ready to go! I ran the iron over it all once more just to be safe and threw it on the couch!  Here's how it looks now!

Not bad for about ten minutes of work right? Hubby wasn't quite as excited as me but I thought it went pretty well...guess I just get really excited when I can avoid sewing!!  Anyone else got good ideas on this? Feel free to share!

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Elizabeth said...

I love it! Simple, super easy and fast (it seems)!

And..what? They sell Stitch Witchery in Canada? I'll have to look for it at my local Fabricland, because I don't think I am a sewer, but I think I can do a no-sew project!! Book marking this project, and am off to check out the rest of your blog!

Oh, and I'm sorry you are an unwilling Ontarian - being one for my life, I don't know what else there is, but from everyone I know from the Maritimes, they can't get it out of their blood! :)

Cap Creations said...

It's great!

Mandi said...

Oooh! Love a no-sew project! Awesome.

Becky said...

Great idea! I love the Stitch Witchery stuff. :)

Vanessa said...

Always looking for ways to make decorative pillows for cheap without sewing. Thanks for the idea!

Lanie Ree said...

Cute! I don't have a sewing machine right now, so this is especially awesome. Also, I love Ikea.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Elizabeth, yup, we Maritimers tend to stick to our roots...can't understand really til you've lived there yourself:) Fun to meet someone close by being crafty...mostly Americans on here thus far;) Not that there's anything wrong with that!

I found the Stitch Witchery at Walmart and there was like four brands to choose from:) Hope you find it!

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Lanie Ree, isn't Ikea awesome?? I have never left empty handed...and fifty cent hot dogs at the end are wonderful:)

Life in Rehab said...

Hi Krista,

Have you ever been to my site? I did this one a while ago. The white looks very cute!

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Hi Sunny, I don't think I've been over to your place before but certainly will enjoy taking a look:)

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