Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY: Bolster Pillow Cover

Our master bedroom makeover has been slow moving. Usually I like to get things done pretty quickly but this has taken longer than expected. I caught you guys up to speed last week with the bedding additions and today it gets even better.

Since summertime I've had this Old Navy sarong to use as a bolster pillow cover.


I finally got my mom to come up and sew it for me and she knocked it out of the park. I am lucky to have a brand-spanking new sewing machine compliments of my grandparents and was happy for my mom to break it in.

I'm not very math-minded so sewing from scratch, without a pattern, makes my brain hurt a little.

Thankfully my mom is great at that sort of thing and I got a bolster pillow cover in under two hours. Booya!

I had to buy some thread and bobbins to get us started and the rest was a go!


The sarong was a little see-through so my mom sewed an old white sheet remnant to the back to make it less transparent.


Following these basic instructions, my mom whipped up the pillow cover in no time.


Here's the final product sitting pretty on our bed. In a few days or so I've got some more updates to the master bedroom. Can't wait to share the updates.




Wanna see the other pillows my mom has sewn for me? Check out these and these!

Thanks, Mom. ♥



Tonia Lee Smith said...

I wish I could get my mother to pull out her sewing machine. Brings back memories of when I was little and made all of my clothes that I hated then but love now :)

Unknown said...

So cute! I love that you used unexpected fabric!

I've been planning on adding a large bolster pillow to our bedroom and our tweens room. Thanks for including instructions :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love that you used the sarong! The space is looking great and I can't wait to see what you do next!
P.S.-I have been super behind in blog commenting, but congratulations on your news....I am super excited for you!

Michael said...

Love it! What a great mom!

jonalynn said...

Your mom has some mad sewing skills. Maybe she'd like to take a trip to Phoenix to help me, too?! :)

Love the new bolster and how your room is coming together. I'm so drawn to those lamps.

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Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, it all looks SO good! I love the layered textures. So chic, yet cozy! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It looks SOOO good. I'm really loving the look of the bolster pillow. You are always inspiring me!

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

It looks great! What a fun punch of pattern!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

That is really inspiring! I love the pattern, how funny it was a sarong!

Sharstin said...

That is so fantastic, and some mad sewing skills. So pretty~

Janna McCalley said...

I love bolster pillows! It turned out great!

Caitlin @ Desert Domicile said...

Super cute!!! I love the gold and navy combo too :) Can't wait to see the other updates!!!

Suzie said...

Beautiful. I also love the purple accent pillows.


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