Some of you asked about the pillow cushion on the chair makeover I did recently. I wanted to share how I made it.
I bought this really cute & fun bedding for the craft room to use on our two guest beds. I also bought some different throw pillows since they were such a good price. I didn't end up liking how the twin bed looked with so many pillows so I had a couple extras. It took a little trial & error, but I was able to take apart the throw pillow and resize it to fit my chair. Here's how you can resize a large throw pillow to create a pillow cushion...
The throw pillow was larger than the chair, so I had to use a seam ripper to carefully take the pillow apart.
I took out some of the stuffing to make the pillow flatter and easier to sit on.
Then I resized the pillow to the size of the chair, pinned the sides of the cushion, and hand-sewed it closed.
I pinned the trim around the edge that I took off earlier.
To make the chair ties, I cut 4 strips of fabric.
To create each strip, I folded each edge towards the middle, pinned, and ironed the creases. Then I folded again and pressed to hide the unfinished edges.
A simple straight stitch closed the folds and finished the ends. Then I attached the ties to the pillow trim and hand-sewed everything closed.
For the cushion buttons, I bought a button cover kit and followed the package directions.
I marked the center of the pillow on both the top and the bottom and sewed them on.
Here are the finished ties on the chair.
I was so scared to do this project without any idea what I was doing, but I'm so happy with how it came out!