New Look: Recover Throw Pillows

I had these great orange suede pillows on my couch. They were just the right color and a perfect size. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize what a pain it is to keep suede clean, especially in my high-traffic living room. Rather than getting rid of the two orange pillows, I decided to do a quick sewing project and recover them.

First, you need to measure the existing pillow. Take a tape measure from the middle of one side to the middle of the other side to get the size.

Then cut squares of fabric to that measurement plus half an inch for seam allowance. Put the right sides of the fabric together and pin around.

You’ll need to leave a hole to stuff the pillow into its new cover. This is my fancy method of measuring: fold the pillow in half and squash it down. Then put two pins on either side. If the hole is about the size of the squished pillow, you’ll be able to stuff it in the new case.

Sew around from the double pins, leaving a quarter inch seam. Then turn it right side out.

Stuff the pillow in it! Then pin the raw edges in and whip stitch it closed.

Enjoy your recovered throw pillows!