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Napkin Pillow Covers

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I've been on the search for new pillow covers to refresh the family room. I showed you some pillows last week and I've saved some on Etsy. None of them I've pulled the trigger on. Last week I made a run in Target and came across these clearance napkins. There are four in a pack and are 20 inches squared. I knew I could make pillow covers from them. They were the color I was looking for and the pattern was cool too. They were also on clearance.
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I now like having pillow covers that are removable and can be washed, especially with kids. I could have made envelope covers but zippers are more my thing now. With an envelope closure, you can only use one side of the pillow. A zippered closure allows for use of both sides. Using this tutorial for zippered pillow covers, I made two new pillow covers for the family room. Instead of buying new zippers, I took them off old pillow covers I was no longer using. I've told you about stocking up on feather pillow inserts at TJ Maxx. I had two ready to go in the closet.
On the left side I paired one with a gray and white pillow cover from H&M.
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And on the right side it is paired with the green pillow cover from H&M.
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They look great together on the sofa. The new covers help bring in more blue along with the gray and green.
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It took me a few minutes to get reacquainted with the sewing machine, but it was well worth it.
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So glad I made a Target stop that day. I was able to refresh the sectional for a total of $7.00, the price of the napkins. I think I want to add one more pillow here to pull the colors all together.
Have you ever used napkins for pillows?

To see more: http://decoratingcents.blogspot.com/2014/09/napkin-pillow-covers.html

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Sep 25, 2014

    Simply brilliant!

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Sep 25, 2014

    Great way to coordinate & save money!

  • Queen Of Everything
    Queen Of Everything North Richland Hills, TX
    on Sep 25, 2014

    I love it! I pick up their dishtowels and napkins whenever I see some I like on clearance :) You just inspired me to DO something with them.

  • Jacqueline Brunson
    Jacqueline Brunson Clifton, CO
    on Sep 25, 2014

    Love this idea, you are a clever lady!

  • Dean
    Dean Princeton, WV
    on Sep 25, 2014

    I love these and have done this before, but I hate the "karate chop" look on a pillow. Makes them look old and worn out. Sorry, it's very sloppy.

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