Sunday, July 4, 2010

DIY Textured Pillows

Ever swoon over textured pillows like these?
DIY Textured Pillow

Well. They are so super easy to make, so stop swooning :) They will only cost you the cost of the fabric. You can learn how to  make 10 minute pillow covers here.
And then.... 
  1. Turn the pillow cover inside out. 
  2. Mark with a fabric pen the areas you want the 'puckers'.
  3. Then pinch the fabric where you marked it.
  4. Get a needle and double thread it and knot the end of it.
  5. Pass the needle through your 'pinch' and wrap it around the pinch a few times, passing the needle through the pinch every once in a while.I did this about 4 or 5 times on each pinch.
  6. After you're done, pull the thread tight and knot it off.

Do this on every mark.


Now turn inside out again.
And your done!

DIY Pucker Pillow

I use to have lots of boring pillows lying around, so I pretty much took a needle and thread to every one of  them :)This one, we sit on and move around a lot, so its not in its best shape, but the puckers have stayed together!


Here's another one:
You can put as many pinches as you want as close together as you want, maybe only in a strip down the middle or on the side. Just depends on what look you're going for and how long you want to spend on it.

Update::
Here's another great project you can do using puckers! Make your own duvet cover just using some sheets and spice it up with this same technique :) Click here to see the tutorial.



23 comments:

  1. How simple to do - I will definitely put a little pucker into some of my pillows.

    I know what you mean about summer posting!!!

    Happy fourth,
    Laura

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  2. I'm so excited to try this! Thanks for the know how!

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  3. Alicia this is amazing! I'm definitely saving this to try -- great tutorial! I just love it!!

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  4. This is great! Easier than I thought it would be. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com!

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  5. Okay, this is very easy to understand. Martha has directions for this online and they are the most confusing thing EVER! Thanks for breaking it down for us who are instruction interpreting challenged. Is that a real thing? :-) Very cute pillows too! I found you from Someday Crafts.

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  6. I've totally been wanting to make some pillow like that for my bedroom. I didn't realize it was so easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. i LOVE these!!!! I'm so impressed right now :)

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  8. I love these pillows! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll be trying this!

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  9. Great tutorial! I've linked this to my blog to share with my readers. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love these! I make them out of muslin and also teal cotton for my bedroom. Love the fabulous texture.

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  11. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I already did this to some of my pillows. Although I didn't do as many puckers at yours & I like yours better, but I LOVE how easy it was! I featured it at my blog & showed the pillows I did, if interested!

    THANKS!

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  12. Awesome! I found you through a link from craftifyit.blogspot.com I am making ome pillow covers this week and couldn't figure out what to do-now I know! THANKS! Following you now.

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  13. Wow! I love that pillow and so easy to make too. I think I'll have to try that one of these days. :) xoxo

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  14. Love this, definitely going to give it a try one day :)

    -Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  15. These are SO simple and make such a dramatic difference! I love that-something that looks glamerous that I can pull off. Can't wait to do this!!! Thanks so much :)

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  16. Hello! Just found your adorable blog! I love the design. And I love this pillow idea - who knew it was so easy! I am a follower now. :D

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  17. Just made these pillows this afternoon! I LOVE them! I think I might make the ruffle pillows too! Thanks for the ideas!

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  18. Love your pillows. It looks like something out of West Elm. Lovely tutorial as well. :)

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  19. I love you!
    All the other tutorials seem so discouraging...
    Thanks! xx

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  20. I found you through Pinterest. I love the pintuck pillow, but I have a question about the silver and black pillows you have behind it- where did you get that fabric. I LOVE it and would be interested to see if I could still get it. Thanks.
    Jess

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  21. I just love this I'm going to try this for my bedroom and conservatory covers. Thanks for sharing

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