Whenever I am out running errands I always pop into the thrift store because I never know what kind of treasures or inspiration I might find! Well the other day I see this pillow and the price tag says $1! What? A dollar? There’s a problem, it’s not perfect. The corner was ripped but I was confident I could fix it. I gladly handed over my dollar.
When I was home I realized I could sew the corner and add some pom poms to hide any unevenness in the corners.
Here are the tools: thread, needle, scissors, and yarn.
First step was to sew up the ripped corner. I simply unzipped the bottom so I could flip the corner inside out without taking the whole pillow apart.
Then I started sewing. Was a pretty easy fix and the corner didn’t have to be perfect as I was going to add the pom pom. Can you tell which corner it is?
Next step was to make the pom pom. I have done the cardboard method and decided to make it even easier and use my hand. First I cut out a piece to tie the yarn at the end.
Next step was to rap the yarn around my hand about 60 or so times, maybe more if you want fuller pom poms.
After I had finished wrapping I slip off the bundle to tie the piece of yarn around the middle.
After that, tie the middle tight and cut each side to create the pom pom.
Then it was time to admire all my work! Pom poms!
Now it is time to attach the pom poms to the pillow. This part is simple, find the middle piece you tied to use as your base and attach it to the pillow. Again this part does not have to be perfect as the pom pom will hide the sewn bit.
And there you go! 20 minutes, $2 ($1 for the pillow and $1 for the yarn) and you have a brand new throw pillow!
I love how it turned out! Really easy to do with any throw pillow as you can match the yarn when you find the perfect pillow.