Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY Dishtowel to Pillow Conversion

So this is so simple it probably doesn't need a tutorial, but here it is anyway. Haha!

I found these cute dishtowels at Daiso and decided they weren't really good for actual dishtowels (my Ikea ones are much thicker and absorbent).
So maybe some small accent pillows?

I used two dishtowels to make two pillows, first cutting two squares out of each towel.
Place two squares together, right sides facing.
Sew around the square, leaving a small hole somewhere for stuffing.  Turn it inside out and stuff away!
Once stuffed, sew up the hole.
You could stop here, but I thought mine looked a little too lumpy.  I attempted to top stitch around all four edges, and I think it gives the pillow a little more "shape".


Not bad for two dishtowels and some stuffing.
Though I definitely need some bigger, probably solid colored pillows to go with these.  The poor little guys look teeny tiny on our manstad couch!
Maybe I should sew an actual face on it...

4 comments:

  1. Cute pillows! I love IKEA dishtowels and stick up whenever I'm there. I really need to learn to sew :)

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  2. I LOVE YOUR COUCH. I LOVE L SHAPED COUCHES. I AM SHOUTING THIS. WITH JOY.

    Those are really cute. I like the top stitch. I wish I could sew. I like the faces. :D

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  3. so cute! if only i could sew...

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  4. I've always wanted to learn how to sew. When I was younger, my mom bought me a sewing machine in hopes that I would but I could never get it. I think it's an intrinsic talent. Your pillows are adorbs.

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