28/08/2013

DIY Personalized Pillows

diy pillows ikea cloth

I haven't been doing a bigger DIY in a while but I promise you'll like this one. My sister and me have been working on this project for almost a year (shame on us) because the crayoning was such a longsome job but here we are, ready to show our result. Doing personalized pillows is super fun and also quite easy. You can either get a nice cloth and simply turn it into a pillow case, or you buy a cloth that can be coloured in like this Ikea one.

What you'll need:
- enough cloth to cover all your old pillows
(- fabric crayons or any paint that is cloth friendly and machine-washable)
- sewing-machine and all the belonging sewing accessories
- something that allows you to open and remove the finished pillow case like press buttons, hook-and-loop fastener or a zip fastener

How to proceed:

1. If you want personalized pillows colour your cloth in. Make sure this doesn't take you too long or you will totally forget about your pillows...

diy pillows ikea cloth

2. Measure the size of your pillow (remember that you will need 2 sides of cloth and that the thickness of the pillow needs to be considered).
3. Use your sewing machine to sew 3 sides of the pillow case. Therefore turn your cloth inside out.

diy easy pillow tutorial ikea cloth

 4. Close the one side that you left open with press buttons, a hook-and-loop fastener or a zip fastener.
5. Put your old pillow inside and get ready to enjoy a cosy day on your couch or in your bed.

diy pillows ikea cloth

 That was it, easy right? I know that not all of you have a sewing-machine but I'm sure that a sewer wouldn't ask much for this. The great part of colouring the pillow cases is of course that you will end up having a result that totally matches your interior. The pillows are for my sisters room and as she has green and orange walls with accessories in the same colours it was rather difficult for her to find matching pillows. When we went to IKEA this black and white cloth was the cutest they had so we decided to simply get orange and green crayons and use our imagination to get this unique and personalized result.
What do you think? Are you going to try this or have you been doing a similar DIY lately? Which colours would you choose for your room?

15 comments:

  1. Ohh, really cute :)
    xoxo

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  2. You and your sis have made an amazing work, wish I had the same patience on DIY, the pillow is too nice and bright! xo

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  3. Oo, that looks sooo nice. I love always DIY.

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  4. I love orange - my walls used to be in that colour. Nowadays, I would perhaps choose pink and white. The pillow looks so cute - really great DIY!

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  5. Wow Amazing!! How cool and creative!

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  6. I was making pillows for my room myself too and it's a really nice idea) I love the way you have decorated your pillows, well done) it's also nice to have a sister who helps you)
    Have a great time)

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  7. So sweet. I totally want one.

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  8. Hi Carmen, I am so amazed by your wonderful creation! The pillow came out so cute! Well done! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by hun :)

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  9. It looks so cool! Such a fun idea :) xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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  10. This is an amazing DIY!!! Love it :D
    xoxo

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  11. super fun and creative, love it!

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  12. what a fantastic tutorial - great idea to personalize a present too! x

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