Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Easy and Cheap Outdoor Pillows!!

I love, love love pillows!!  But many of you know that already!!  So here goes one more post about pillows.

I wanted some pillows for my outdoor furniture that we have at our cottage.  I also wanted to use fabric that I already had to make them.  So.....at work we have fabric books for customers to look at when they purchase outdoor furniture.  The fabric is for the cushions for the furniture.  It comes in sample books that look like this......

I get these sample books for free after the manufacturer issues a new book.  The pieces are  small, and they are an outdoor fabric.
 So what I did to make my pillows is cut out the pieces I wanted to use and then sewed them to the size I wanted and added a plain white canvas backing material.

Here is how they turned out.

 I wanted a nautical look and I wanted a bright red.  A couple of other pics.

 And yes they are not outside on my deck.  The cottage is still closed up for the winter but we will be opening it up this weekend!!

Ask at your local furniture store for their old fabric pattern books, in most cases they just get thrown away when new ones come out.  You can do so much with these great pieces of fabric!!


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  1. What a great idea using those sample book fabrics for pillows. Very cute. Thanks so much for joining the party.

  2. Such a cute and thrifty use for those lovely fabrics. Definitely one of a kind creations.