Though out the past year, my husband and I have been working hard to make our house feel like a home. This translates into hours of wallpaper pulling and plaster repair, as well as painting, flooring and general house up keep. We have started filling rooms with plants and our photo, as well as thought carefully about how to make the best use out of every room.
One thing that has come of this is the slow creation of built in furniture (he made me a countertop bar for crafting and other activities) and upcycling thrifted finds to add personal touches. My most recent project was to create throw pillows for a guest room we converted into a quiet room, they add a beautiful pop of color and allowed me to practice working with invisible zippers (spoiler alert: I still suck at them).
Supplies to make ONE pillow:
- 22×22 Pillow insert
- 20in invisible zipper
- 1/2 yard of of fabric or 2 fat quarters
- Sewing machine (recommended)
- Cut the fabric into 2 20×20 squares
- Attach the invisible zipper to both pieces of fabric, leave the zipper slightly unzipped
- Sew the remaining three sides right sides together
- Turn the pillow case inside out
- Stuff the pillow case with the pillow insert