This fabric had just the deep blues and bright greens I had envisioned for my living room! Plus, at $3.99 a yard on super clearance that meant this fabric was easy on my wallet too! I chose to mix a smaller geometric patter with a larger floral patter to give the pillows some visual interest. The fabrics complement each other because they have coordinating colors, but the different styles of patterns make them a funky pair. The total for the fabric was around $16.00 and it covered my four pillows with a little to spare. The icing on the cake though, was that a week later I found this same fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics for around $35.00 a yard – major victory for me! After enlisting the free help of my mom to sew me up some covers this is what I got:
The back gaps a bit at times, making it look like a couple of mummy eyes, so it is an option to tack it closed with a couple of small stitches. However if you pull the back seams together they look pretty good and will stay closed for awhile. Otherwise, the tutorial by From An Igloo has a thicker seam on the back that helps prevent the backs from opening up as much.
I was happy that the pillows coordinated with my floating shelves. I can see my color scheme in the living room finally coming together. So with the throw pillow situation figured out it is on to the next project: the blah coffee table! Check back for an update on the coffee table re-do!