Last Updated on December 18, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
I finally made some pillows for my banquette. I made a total of four pillows last night, but I’m only certain that I like two of them…these little three-fabric pieced pillows. I think they add just enough color and texture to be interesting, without being overpowering next to my chevron table.
They were really so easy to make. In fact, they were so easy, that I didn’t even bother to take pictures of the process. I think that if you know how to make pillows, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Just use three different fabrics (I used white cotton duck cloth, a striped canvas, and linen in a natural color), and sew the pieces together to make the front. Then you can use my tutorial for how to make a simple throw pillow to finish up the pillow. Or you can put a zipper in the pillow cover for easy removal and washing.
Now I just need to decide what other pillows I want to use. I made two other pillows last night…one out of my valance fabric, and another lumbar pillow out of the striped fabric. It just doesn’t look right to me.
I’ve tried arranging them different ways, but I didn’t find any arrangement that I like. I was trying to break out of my comfort zone, and go with an asymmetrical look, but I just can’t do it. I like symmetry, and while I can handle asymmetry at times, most of the time it drives me crazy. I’m also not crazy about the lumbar pillow being covered in that striped fabric. It looks too busy and overpowering. That stripe is definitely a case of “less is more”. So I’m back to the drawing board on that one.
I’ve seriously been searching for pillow ideas for two weeks now. Why am I having such a hard time with this decision?! I just can’t seem to get it right. But what I do know is that the little 3-fabric pillows are here to stay. I really do like those.
Now I just need to find some pillows/fabric that will play nice with pillows! Any ideas? I’m all ears!
This project was for my condo breakfast room makeover. Click here to see the whole before and after of the breakfast room makeover.
Or click on the thumbnails below to see other DIY projects that I did for my condo breakfast room makeover.
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