The idea for this project came to me while going through baby stuff in preparation for Baby Number 3’s arrival. I found the great big diaper bag I hauled around with my first two babies, and I realized something. Most of the time, a great big diaper bag is not really all that necessary – and it’s not all that convenient to carry around either.
I love throw pillows. They just make a room feel cozy. But I resisted my love of throw pillows for a while because I was on a huge clutter-cutting bender, so the few pillows in our living room lived in a nice neat stack hidden away. But I felt like something was missing from the room. It needed something to pull it all together and soften up the space.
One of the things I dislike about throw pillows, though, is that the covers are usually not removable on store-bought pillows. So if they ever get dirty, you can’t remove them and wash them! And if you want to change them out to match your seasonal decor, you have to have multiple sets of pillows. That just seems like too much trouble.
Enter: the removable throw pillow cover! These are so simple to make that you seriously don’t even need a pattern. And you don’t have to mess around with installing a zipper either.
I actually learned to sew 20 years ago (and I did that math several times because it is quite unbelievable it has been that long since Home Ec class). So it feels a little silly to think of myself as a beginner. The sewing machine is not a completely foreign object for me. I can sew up a rip or a basic hem. I’ve made lots of pillows in my day. I’ve even made a couple of super cute Halloween costumes! But I’m still not very good at sewing even though it is something I greatly enjoy.
If you are a Pinterest-er (I think I might have made that term up), then you’ve surely seen the adorable braided headbands made from old t-shirts. I was busy using some of my old t-shirts to make clothes for my kids a couple of days ago and used some of the scrap to make this headband for my 18 month old, Little Miss K.
I snapped a few pics of how I got started to share with you.