DIY Floor Pillow

IMG_9268 I’ve been crushing on all the amazing funky-patterned pillows out on the market lately. So I decided that I should just make myself one! I went with a large version that I could throw on the floor at my apartment because I don’t have a ton of seating in my living room – and I love sitting on the floor to edit pictures or eat dinner.
IMG_9180IMG_9181IMG_9182IMG_9183 What you need:
-Fabric (or a thrifted blanket with tattered edges and a great pattern…)
-Yarn
-Pillow stuffing!
-Scissors
-Sewing machines
-Needle & thread

How to do it:
-Cut out two equal sized pieces of fabric. Big or small, square or rectangular – whatever you’re heart desires!
-Pin your pieces of fabric together around all edges with the outside of the pillow facing inwards.
-On your sewing machine, sew  three sides of your pillows closed. Be sure to leave at least 1/4″ on the edges. I left about an inch and then trimmed the extra fabric off.
-Sew across part of the fourth side of your pillow – be sure to leave enough space open to fit the stuffing inside.
-Flip your pillow right-side out now.
-Stuff your pillow!
-Use the needle and thread to hand sew the part you left open for the filling. Be sure to push the edges of the fabric down in so it is in line with the rest of the pillow.
-To make your pom-poms, wrap your yarn around something – your hand, a fork, rungs on the back of a chair… (This will depend on the size you want your pom-poms.)
-Tie a piece of yarn tightly in the middle. Cut loops on both ends.
-Attach a pom-pom to each corner with your needle and thread.
Toss it in your living room and sit your fanny down!
IMG_9257IMG_9242DIY Floor Pillow | The Merrythought Malacai loved playing on it inside on the hardwood floors but it would also make a great addition to your new pallet swing bed!
IMG_9211IMG_9212IMG_9213 Happy Monday, folks!
Caitlin

12 comments
  • margeauxMonday, July 29, 2013 - 11:44 am

    I’ve been making pillows right and left lately. I love them so much! Couch pillows, bed pillows, floor pillows… I can’t get enough. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • EmilyMonday, July 29, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    Gorgeous! I’d love to know more about those overalls in the first photo!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:03 am

      Thank you, Emily! I actually thrifted the overalls a few years ago and finally got around to cutting them into shorts.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda DiOrio (@MelindaDiOrio)Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Love the fabric and the pom-pom additions!ReplyCancel

  • AndreaTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:12 am

    Love this. And in love with the jumper you have on just from seeing the smallest piece of it!!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:05 am

      Thank you! I’ll have to share more photos of my overalls since everyone seems to love them as much as I do!ReplyCancel

  • FreemindsTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10:17 am

    I love your denim overalls, where did you buy them?ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:05 am

      Thanks! I actually thrifted them a few years ago.ReplyCancel

  • AprilTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    I love this idea. Think I’ll be storing it away for when some of my favorite blankets start going to pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Leen PhilipsTuesday, July 30, 2013 - 4:16 pm

    Really nice, i have one to but in white! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • TinaThursday, August 15, 2013 - 5:39 pm

    I have a coverlet that ripped that I’ve been saving to make a project with like this, so this is awesome. Thanks. Also where did you get the cover for the pallet wswing bed come from? Its gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathFriday, August 16, 2013 - 1:44 pm

      Thank you!! The cover is actually the back of an old quilt that we thrifted!ReplyCancel

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