We’ve been focusing on getting my daughter ready for college the past few weeks. That means buying a whole lot of stuff for her to take with her. We’ve focused on the practical, must-have items. But last week my daughter asked if I could make a decorative pillow to match her bedspread. “Of course, I can!” I eagerly almost yelled (I know all you moms are nodding your head in understanding). I quickly whipped up this easy to sew throw pillow and my daughter loves it (which makes this mama very happy).
Both of my daughters danced hula, so when I saw this Hawaiian print fabric in the remnant bin, I had to grab it. I didn’t know what I’d use it for, but knew I’d find some perfect project for it. So when my daughter asked me to make a throw pillow for her, I told her to look through my fabric. She immediately grabbed this Hawaiian print fabric and it goes perfectly with her quilt. I picked up a pillow form, using a 50% off coupon, so not only was this pillow easy to make, it was also inexpensive.
My pillow form was 16″ X 16″, so I measured two 16 1/2″ by 16 1/2″ squares. I sewed them right-sides together, leaving an opening on one side to insert the pillow. Then I turned the fabric right-side out and inserted the pillow. I sewed the opening closed by hand.
And voila! In about 15 minutes and for about $7, my daughter now has a throw pillow that she loves. I’m happy that she’ll have a small reminder of how much we love her right there for her to see every day.