I've wanted to reupholster all of the pillows so they match each other and our house for...years. Nothing's really holding me back - I have an extensive collection of random fabric/scarfs and I like to sew - except for the fact that I've tried this project before and I failed (when Nico and I first moved in together I made this ugly lime green pillow).
I decided to give it a go anyways and was planning to try something really easy like this DIY "no sew" pillow cover project that I saw on Pinterest. Unfortunately I wanted to use this one particular scarf that wasn't quite big enough to "no sew."
So. In the end this became an overly complex project involving several sessions of sewing and a different front and back. I completed one of our 16 throw pillows. For now I'm going to leave the rest as is and keep the fancy one in my office so it doesn't show up the rest of the pillows in the living room. Click on "Read more" below to check out the twists and turns I took.
Full disclosure and apologies in advance: this is not as well documented as my usual DIYs because I had a migraine and was sewing in the dark while watching movies like Austenland (liked it).
Step 4: Sew along the four lines where the scarf pieces meet, sewing the scarf to the pillow a little bit and not worrying too much about it being perfect. My pillow came out surprisingly well (considering I was hopped up on migraine pills), although I had to nip and tuck a few things. Done! Unless you're a perfectionist like me...in which case continue on to Step 5.