April 4, 2014

Pillow Talk

 coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger

{Salty Home :: A DIY Guide to Pillow Making for the Lazy}


Step 1 
Scour Etsy for inspiration months before you live in a house with a formal living room in need of a couch with fancy pillows.

Step 2
Find the perfect pillows and lust after them, despite knowing that your husband would implement a family-wide shopping freeze for the next 30 years you if he found out “you paid how much!?” for a bunch of squares that are waiting to absorb spilled wine from spirited house guests.

Step 3
Locate the desired patterns on Fabric.com (P Kaufmann Luca Sapphire, P Kaufmann Chloe Sapphire, Waverly Sequence Stripe) then buy an indeterminate quantity of fabric and some down pillow forms, without actually knowing if you bought anywhere close to enough material to cover even one pillow.

Step 4
Call a crafty friend and suggest she "teaches" you how to sew.

Step 5
Allow that crafty friend to take over the whole project when she sees how abysmal your sewing skills are (like as in, can’t even push the piece of fabric through the sewing machine without causing some sort of a thread crisis).

Step 6
Bring fancy new pillows home and disperse atop cushy living room furniture. Bask in your husband’s praise as he doles out accolades for your impeccable eye for detail (at least until your crafty friend comes over for a dinner party and rats you out).

coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger


coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger


coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger

coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger

coastal home decor (blue + white custom pillow covers) // The Salty Hanger

6 comments:

  1. OMG your hilarious I am seriously over here cracking up. Well I think I'm gonna take a page out of your book and excercise these very helpful pillow making techniques so I can have some kick ass pillows like yours. Your place is Fabulous

    xo
    Camille
    Guilty of Glitz

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    1. Thanks, Camille! And thankfully I have talented friends who take pity on my DIY-ineptitude, haha!
      -M

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  2. Hahahah love this and will totally be using the guide! Yours are GORGEOUS, well done!!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Have fun "sewing" new pillow covers ;-)
      -M

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  3. Love the pillows, accolades to your friend and kudos to you for designing such a great place to relax

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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