While treasure hunting in Home Goods, I found these pillows with all my colors:
Actually, the top two I found in a box at my house from my sister, the perfect size for my accent chairs. In addition to being the perfect colors, they had another feature I loved:
Life continued to happen and I never got around to making pillow forms and IronFish began complaining about the lumpiness of the throw pillows (also why they look kinda sad in the first picture). Autumn came and I decided I would do those pillow forms and also picked up several thrift store sweaters because I had always intended to make winter pillow covers. Then came Christmas, New Years and a few snow storms.....
Today, I walked passed the home section in Wal-mart and remembered those new bed pillows needed pillow liners/protector things. Wal-mart actually carries pillow forms in their craft section that are made in America, however, they don't have the right size. While I was there, I looked at the throw pillows on clearance to see if any of them were made in America and the right size to serve as my pillow forms (no luck), but I had a brainstorm when I got to the pillow liners, they came in a two pack for less than $4 and while not made in America, they were made in a country I'm good with, sized 20"x26", standard bed pillow. I needed 20" square pillow forms...
Time and other projects were really my main obstacles to making the forms, but with a few pillow liners in hand, I save myself time and checked this off my list today! Here is what I did:
1. Fold over pillow liner to form a triangle, which gives us a square without doing any actual measuring
3. Serge along this line (or cut off and sew). I didn't even bother turning it inside out, it's going inside another pillow after all.
4. Now fill! You could use fiberfill but I just cut open my old bed pillows and used that, keeping them out of a land fill. Part of the reason I had replaced these was because aside from being pretty flat, I think they were left over from college! That disgusting yellow thing is the outside of the pillow (OK, that will end up in a land fill) but with some pulling and fluffing the stuffing, it worked perfectly.
Peace be with you,