Hey guys! We are officially 4 days into summer vacation with the kiddos and I'm already losing my mind. The image of Goldie Hawn in the classic movie "Overboard" comes to mind. Honestly, I don't know what I would do with myself if I didn't have my DIY hobby.
Anyhoo, my latest and greatest creation was born one sleepless evening. I do obsess about projects and how I can add beauty to this house on my beer budget.
We were on such a tight budget when we first purchased our home 2 years ago [where did that go!?] that I bought these IKEA shower curtains to use as drapes in my daughter's room. They were a cheap fix to give her some privacy plus I couldn't resist the abstract design and bold colors. [*note: I checked their website and do not see them for sale any longer].
Speaking of IKEA, we recently purchased a brand new outdoor patio set and are thrilled [especially at the price!] I used a few outdoor pillows I already had on hand, but was not feeling the green pillow anymore [I know, such problems to have].
I decided to make a removable pillow cover for the 2 green pillows using my daughter's old "shower curtain drapes."
To start, I wrapped the shower curtain around the pillow, making sure the holes were at the top.
This picture is confusing, but you want to make sure you stretch the shower curtain completely around the the pillow. Next I threaded some of my favorite "ribbon" through the holes of the shower curtain and tied them together.
Next, I cut the shower curtain to size and left a 1" seam on the remaining 2 sides.
For the no-sew part [I still have a love-hate relationship with my sewing machine and am too lazy to use it].
Until that day comes when I am no longer intimated by my sewing machine, this is my go-to second option. Fabric Fusion is awesome and permanent and not too messy.
My pillow is 16" square, my fabric was cut at 17". I tucked the edges in one inch and glued them together.
I left apx 1" glue-free in order to join the corners [you'll see in the next steps]
To keep the edges together I grabbed a few stones that were within arm's reach.
To make a nice clean corner on the remaining side, I simply poked my finger into the edges and pinched shut.
I then folded up the remaining fabric and glued together. Now you can join that un-glued section to this one and call it done!
Yep, this is overkill! I suggest resting a few books on top of the edges to let it dry flat. It shouldn't take more than 2 hours to dry.
Now simply slip your pillow inside, tie it up and enjoy!
The steps probably sound a bit confusing, but this is a simple project. If you can measure, cut, glue and tie a knot then this project is for you!