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There are so many little things you can do to update your home. You don’t need to go out and buy brand new decor every time you feel like changing it up. You can save money and get exactly what you want. One way to do this is by recovering pillows. I had some red throw pillows that just don’t match my house theme anymore. I didn’t want to just throw them out because they were still in great condition. I decided to recover them! In order to recover them, I thought I needed to sew. I have a sewing machine but I have no idea how to use it (one day I’ll figure it out) and I didn’t want to have to sew by hand. So what did I do? I used my handy dandy Unique Stitch! Oh. My. Goodness. I love this stuff! It really is sewing with a tube. It’s like a super strong glue that is comparable to sewing. It really does hold up and I swear on this stuff. So without further ado, let’s show you how to recover pillows without sewing!
The pillows I’m using are 17″ x 17″ x 3″, the red ones in the photo below. I think I got them from either Walmart or Target like 2 years ago. For the pillows I’m using, I cut a rectangle out of my canvas drop cloth I had left over from other projects. The size I cut it to is 38″ 24″.
Place your pillow on one side of the fabric and then fold it over.
For the sides of the new pillow, fold them over twice like I did below.
Using your Unique Stitch, apply it to the flap that you folded. Then fold that flap over one last time so that it touched the top of the pillow and pinch it. Repeat on the other side then let it dry.
Once it is dry, you can paint a design! I just used some black fabric paint and painted a seashell. I wanted it to look a little vintage so I didn’t make my lines completely solid. You can paint any design you want or just leave it plain.
I really love how these pillows turned out. They match my living room decor perfectly. Plus, they didn’t cost me anything since I had all of the supplies on hand.
If you try this DIY, I would love to see how your pillows turn out! Be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter, @sweettealblog! Happy DIY-ing!