Affordable DIY Throw Pillows

I am always looking for affordable ways to add a little flair around my house and I recently rearranged my craft room and felt like it was missing something. I am on a super budget lately and I knew I didn’t and couldn’t do anything that was too pricey so I thought I would check out some remenant fabric and maybe make a few throw pillows for the bench in my craft room. When all was said and done, I made 10 pillows for around $12! That is a pretty good deal if you ask me! Check them out!

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It all started with some fun remnant fabric that I found at Joann Fabrics and the great thing about that is they are always 50% off! I like that price!

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I just cut them up in squares and rectangles based on the size and shape of the fabric and what made sense. You don’t really have to measure or anything, I just folded the fabric a few times to see what would work. On some of them I had some extra heat transfer vinyl and thought I would cut a couple of words and few arrows for some of them. The white was perfect for both the gray and teal pillows!

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It was so simple to just cut it on my Cricut and iron it all on and it added so much in the end!

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Then I put them right sides together and sewed about 85% of the fabric all the way around the edge.

throw pillows 5I then cut the corners so that they lay nicer when I fold them right side out.

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Next, came the second score because it was shortly after Christmas and they had all their snow blanket on clearance. When I saw it at first, I figured it would be like a sheet of batting and I could probably make it work as pillow fluff. Actually, scratch that, it was $1.97 for good sized bags, I would make it work!

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But I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I opened it, it pulled apart just like pillow fluff and was just as soft! PERFECT. I wish there was more because I would totally have gon back and bought it all!

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It was perfect for stuffing all my pillows and the 3 bags were perfect for my 10 pillows in various sizes!

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All that was left at this point was to close up the end and I was done!

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To be completely honest, throw pillows don’t last more than a few months in my house because they get played with or dirty or I change them out with the season (and for $12 I can change them out a few times a year!) so I just hot glue the seam closed. Don’t hate me. I promise it isn’t as crazy as it seems even though die hard seamstresses my be cringing. I just don’t have time to hand stitch each one closed and the hot glue works PERFECTLY. Can you even tell?

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Thanks so much for reading today! What was your deal of the month? Let me know in the comments below!

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