I sewed these three throw pillows including a cute stenciled one!

make your own throw pillows

I knew I wanted this bright summer coral as an accent color in my master bedroom makeover project but haven’t been able to find some affordable ones I like locally. Throw pillows can be pricey!

Last year I picked up some 18×18 pillow inserts at Ikea and never made any pillows so today was the day!

This pretty fabric is from Joann’s.

DSC_0168The last time I sewed a pillow was in Mrs. Lindstrom’s 7th grade home economics class! I don’t even know how to sew a pillow cover but I thought I’d start with a basic pillow.

how to sew a basic throw pillow

Even not so great sewers (like me) can cut two squares a little smaller than the pillow insert and sew wrong sides together leaving room to turn inside out, stuff the pillow and hand sew the rest.

coral throw pillows DIY

I found this cute stencil on clearance at Joann’s and thought it would make a great 12×16 pillow.

stencil fabric and sew a pillow

I mixed acrylic paint with a little of that Martha Stewart fabric medium and stenciled one piece of my fabric. The next day I sewed the other side together.

I love it! And now I feel brave enough to stencil more fabric!

(My hubby asked if that stencil was a bunch of ballet slippers and why I was making our room pink?…Hugh? That stencil is leaves, and it’s called coral. Sheesh!) 🙂

DIY Coral throw pillows

This is our new upholstered bed. I love the linen fabric. I also replaced our old lamps that were damaged in the move with these beauties from Home Goods. The new fresh white bedding is also from Home Goods.

linen upholstered bed

Here is the before picture on our bedroom. The next step it to paint our dressers and night stands.

Master Bedroom Before

I think I want to use chalk paint in maybe a linen color with white accents? Stay tuned…

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15 thoughts on “I sewed these three throw pillows including a cute stenciled one!

  1. Love, love, love the coral. Can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the room, you have the greatest ideas! Your site is so lovely, quickly becoming my favorite–thanks for sharing all your projects.

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