Craft Tip: Bed Pillow into TWO Throw Pillows

 How to Turn a King Sized Throw Pillow into TWO throw pillows.
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I am Desirée from The 36th Avenue and I am so excited to be back visiting one of my top favorite blogs!
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Craft Tip! Bed Pillow into TWO throw pillows!
I am sharing today the tutorial of how to turn a regular pillow into two throw pillows.
This is a perfect little project to recycle old pillows or to save good money specially on down throw pillows,
since you can pay anywhere between $25 and $50 for just one insert.

MATERIALS
Cut Pillow
Basically all you'll need is a king size pillow, scissors, pins and a sewing machine.
TIP: You can purchase super affordable pillows at your local HomeGoods Stores or TJMax.
You can buy two king size pillows and make four down pillows for about $20... That is a good deal!

TUTORIAL
1
First using scissors cut your pillow right in half.
Nothing fancy!
Cut Pillow in Half
2
Push the filling of your pillow in with your hands as much as you can.
Throw Pillow Tutorial 
3
Keep the filling inside of the case and out of the way pining the fabric together.
DIY Throw Pillows
You want to have at least a 2.5" piece of empty fabric to work with for the next step.
Crafty Tip
After the pinning it should look like this...
how to make a throw pillow
4
Close to the edge of the fabric, seal the pillow together.
More space you leave to work with... easier the sewing will be.
Sew throw pillow
5
Remove your pins and distribute the filling evenly again with your hands.
Make it puffy!
throw pillows
You are done!
how to make throw pillows for cheap!
I do this all the time!
It saves me a lot of money and I can get high quality pillow inserts for a fraction of the cost.
After I was done with the inserts I could not resist to make some cute pillow cases for them.
I hope you take a minute to visit with me on my blog and take a look!

Thank you again Kari for having me...
I love hanging out here!

Have a great day everybody!
Desirée.


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23 comments:

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  2. This is such a great idea! It's definitely one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" moments! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know right?! Gotta love that fabulous Desiree!! :)

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  3. Seriously.....why can't I be this genius?! Definitely an "ah-ha" moment!! Such a great idea!

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  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Fabulous idea.

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  6. wondering if also pinning the pillow, then cutting, would make the re-stuffing a little easier? thoughts anyone?

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  7. and I absolutely LOVE this !!!!

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  8. Wow, I love this! I'm needing more throw pillows in my house but didn't have inserts, this is the perfect solution!

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  9. Genius! This is such a great idea especially for someone like me who keeps ending up with stupid extra pillows. My pillows are multiplying for some reason. I am getting ready to make some toss pillows for the living room & will have to do this! :)

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  10. I love this! I just bought fabric to make new throw pillows and needed to buy the inserts. I'm doing this for sure! Thanks!

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  11. This just made me want to snuggle up on the couch with a bunch of fluffy pillows - love it! :-)

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  12. I do this very thing with body pillows. Three overstuffed pillow forms for $3 apiece - can't beat it!

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  13. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  15. I love this! I've been doing this for about a year now to save money on throw pillows!!!

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  16. Anonymous14:54

    I am making "movie watching pillows" for all of my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year. Pillow forms can get pricy so I am really thankful I came across this blog! Thank you for your great idea! 6 pillows at less than $3 a piece!

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  17. Ha! This is totally one of those WHY DID I THINK OF THAT moments. Also, love your name ;) Obvs.

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  18. Totally brilliant! I have a bunch of pillows in my future and you just saved me a bundle! Thanks!

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  19. One of those moments that you think to yourself, "why didn't I think of that?". Then I realize, Oh! It's because I'm not Desi! You are amazing! Great idea!

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