Sunday, January 15, 2012

2 for 30

30 minutes that is!
The pillows are a new addition to my almost cottage living room. 
I made both of these chevron pillows in 30 mins!
not too bad right? Since I work an 8-5 job my time is so valuable to me...i like to time things alot, 
so here goes my express version of a pillow cover...
Its about 6:40 pm when I start.
Since you only work with one piece your are not spending a lot of time cutting. You just cut one strip.
My pillow size is 22x22 so I cut the lenght of my fabric strip to 52"
Now, you only have to fold in and sew one raw edge because the other raw edge is not going to be seen. (obviously if you have more time it's always nice to do)
And I'm so sorry, I can't believe I don't have a picture of the next part.
I guess I was in too much of a but here is the step from another pillow I did this way
this is where you fold both fabrics in and leave the flap opening in the middle. just lay your pillow over it to make sure it is the right size. Then pin the sides really good and sew, turn it inside out then you are done!
Finished BOTH pillows at 7:10 pm

Not too bad right?
I think they are a pretty good addition. I do need to get started on some more pillows but I think my cottage living room is coming along! 
I also did the trunk myself, made the window pane hanging decor and repainted the birdcage.

So much of this living room I did myself, board and batten walls, my garage sale trunk, tv stand and window pane decor...A post will follow soon on how I made my cottage sign..that is another DIY.
Once I get a few more details in my living room I will post before and after will be amazed!

Now I will end my post with a pix of my cute dog. He is the best boy and he respects my things so much. I just purchased these couches right before christmas and he already understands that he should not lay on the couch unless there is some sort of quilt or blanket on there. Doesn't he look so peaceful? Love Him!
Hope you all enjoyed my fast paced pillow creation!
Have a great week and be sure to check out all the creativity at these parties:

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  1. Love your cushions - and the simple straightforward way you made them! Great work - oh and very cute doggy too!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Great Idea! Love how it was only 1 piece but you can still take the cover off and wash it. You are a genius.

  3. I love the fabric and that you did it in one piece. TFS!! Stopping by from Keeping it Simple linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week:


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