Friday, April 23, 2010

$4.00 Pillows

I'm going backward. I had finished this post but, the longer I looked at these pillows the more plain they became. I made a flower and added it to the corner.........Now I think I'm finished! Again! My A D D must be in overdrive!

I wanted new pillows for my couch. Just can't find what I want. I picked up a white sheet from Wal-Mart for $4.00. I thought I would do a quick post on how to make pleats for pillows. These pleats are so pretty and feminine.
First, I laid the sheet out and measured in 4and 1/2 inches. I cut all the way around leaving this piece. One edge is already finished. I decided on one inch pleats, then cut out a piece of cardboard to wrap the fabric over.

After lapping the fabric I slip out the cardboard and do a second.

Then I iron them down to make sharp creases. After this I pinned each pleat to hold them in place, then ran a seam down the entire piece.

I took the sheet folded it and split it in half. After this I ran one side through the machine making a cylinder. I placed the pleats inside the cylinder, and ran a seam along the edge. I took another pleated piece and had to sew it to one side. After that I stuffed the pillow inside and hand stitched it closed.

This is a finished product. Clean and fluffy.

Here is the set not bad for a $4.00 Wal-Mart sheet!

Notice Myleigh in the mirror. She wanted in the pic, she said will you put me on your blog????

How could I not!


  1. Wonderful post! You make pleating sound so easy. I have been wanting to make ruffled pillows, now I know an easier way to do it. I could see Myleigh. So cute! Hugs, Cindy S

  2. The ruffles on either side of the pillows is such a great idea!! I have 1/2 dozen or so vintage floral shabby sheets- now wouldn't those make some adorable pillows!!

    I became a follower- looks like you have a great start on a wonderful blog!

  3. Hi Crystal... Very pretty pillows and couch. I couldn't see Myleigh too clearly but thought it was sweet she wanted to be seen on your blog. Sincerely, Susan

  4. Hi there. I found your blog through Friday Follow. If you would be interested in becoming a follower of my blog, I would gladly follow you back.

  5. Just beautiful - and you can't beat the price!
    I'll be back. I'm your newest follower :)

    ~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

  6. I love your pillows, I'm now following your've got a lot of great things going on!

  7. Very pretty pillows. Tell your niece she's a doll!