Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY- Easy Outdoor Pillows

I LOVE outdoor pillows!  They add a lot to any outdoor space.  The problem is that they are so expensive.  I decided to make my own Outdoor Pillow Slipcovers.  I am telling you- they are SO easy that you will go crazy making all sorts of outdoor pillows!
I used Outdoor Canvas that I bought at Joann's for the fabric.  Joann's actually has a pretty large selection of Outdoor Material.  When I saw this orange fabric, I couldn't resist it!  I did not want to spend a lot of money on these pillows, so I went to Goodwill and picked up some pillows that were in good shape.  
They were $1-2 a piece.  These pillows are all about 17in x 17in .
 I bought one yard of fabric- one yard made 3 pillow covers.  I cut the material at 18 in x 36 in.
You hem both of the 18 inch sides.
Next, I laid out the material so the sides are over laping about 1 inch and pinned it on both sides.  Make sure the right sides are together.
I then stitched up both of the sides and turned the material out.
Now, I stuffed the pillow in the cover.
You can leave the pillow just like this, but I wanted a little extra feature.  So I stitched on some wooden buttons that I won from a giveaway a while ago.
You are DONE!
These pillows cost me about $4 per pillow (the outdoor canvas is more expensive than regular material).
I LOVE THEM!

38 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Love the fabric and the buttons! Great job!

Briana Richardson said...

I love it! Great job! I want some on my bench out front!

Hubba said...

Love these pillows! I'm a new linky follower, I would love if you stopped by and follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

Ashley Gault said...

Very pretty! Much cheaper than than buying pillows, and you can customize how you want them! Love that fabric too. =)
www.TheLatestFind.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well how simple and beautiful! Great project and love the color. Saw you at Pincusion creations.

southernscraps said...

Very pretty. Love the buttons. Great tutorial too.

Paula Parrish said...

Love your new outside pillows. Super Cute. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I pinned it to reference later. Smiles, Paula

Amber *SaltTree* said...

Love the fabric and the buttons are the perfect touch! I hope you'll come link up at my party going on now
http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesdays-7-giveaway.html

Hope to see you there!

Donna Wilkes said...

I just might have to unearth my sewing machine. I need outdoor pillows and you make it sound so easy-peasy. The buttons were an inspired touch on that beautiful fabric! Came over from Whatever Goes.

Distressed Donna Down home

Nif @ Call * Me * Nif said...

I've been wanting to make some outdoor pillows - you make it look easy. I will definitely be trying it! Thanks for sharing!

Morgan said...

These look great, I love your outside pillows!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love them! The colour & pattern is gorgeous! Awesome job! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

Kylie Helm said...

These are really perfect! I plan on covering all of my patio furniture cushions with some new fabric as soon as we move into our new house. They could really use the re-vamp! This tutorial really helped! Thanks!

-Kylie
absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love these pillows!! Great fabric! Stopping by from Sew Much Ado linky party. Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/kids-roll-up-nap-blanket.html

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

These pillows look amazing!
Stopping by from the Southern Lovely party :-)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What beautiful pillows! I am beginning to learn to sew and have pinned this tutorial for reference when I have the nerve to try a pillow cover. You make it look simple and have provided lots of details. Thanks. Megan

Gypsy Heart said...

Great idea! Love the buttons on them too.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Pat

Katherines Corner said...

Great fabric choice!! They turned out terrific! Thank you for sharing. I'd love to have you add it to the hop at my blog today xo

Recipes We Love said...

These turned out great!!!

myric andreasen said...

These are super nice pillows and easy to make to. I just bought a new sewing machine and this is a great and easy tutorial for a novice like me!
Thanks for sharing at Passion Parade. Have a nice day!

xo
Myric

Jess_LyMi said...

What a great idea to get pillows from Goodwill and up-cycle them! I love the fabric you picked up to recover the pillows. Looks awesome!

Jess
http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Love the color and the wood buttons! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi! Found your lovely blog thru Passion Parade Friday and am so glad I did! Love your pillows and such a great tutorial. Think I might give it a try myself!

Please come visit me when you get a chance ~ I'm hosting my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY and there is even a little bridal giveaway!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie

Claiming Our Space said...

I love these pillows. And the buttons make them perfect! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Creative Raisins said...

I love the fabric you picked

Erika said...

Gorgeous transformation, very beautiful, I love the fabric pattern, it is really attractive, well done.

Jill said...

Great fabric and pillow covers!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Those look great. Love the red pattern!
Susie

Amy said...

Nice! That color really pops! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays.

Carrie said...

Great idea!! I just picked up some outdoor canvas from Joann's when it was 50% off. I want to make cushions for our patio chairs to jazz them up. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Sarah Larsen said...

Gorgeous pattern!

I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party! Also, follow my new blog Blissful Bucket List! :)

http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/

Rachel said...

Love these pillows! Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Claiming Our Space said...

Great Tut! And using pillows from Goodwill is a great idea for filler. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Kathryn Pepper said...

Featuring YOU tonight! Thanks for linking up!!

Kathryn
destinationcraft.blogspot.com

DebbieDoesCreations said...

Girl, these are too cute! Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love your choice of fabric and those buttons are darling!

Kim said...

Well Done! I love the fabric and I will have to get to Joann's to find me some of this!
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

I just did this on $1 pillows from Goodwill and fabric I got there as well. Thanks for the tutorial, it was very helpful.

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