Friday, February 17, 2012

Easy Pom-Pom Pillow Tutorial

I am in the middle of giving my bedroom a makeover... Just a few more things that I need to get done and then I am ready for the big reveal! Last week I shared my lamp shade makeover and 
today I am sharing a pillow I whipped up to go with my bedding. 

It was super easy... only 5 steps 


***The pillow cover that I made is for an 18x18 sized pillow, so all of the supply measurements and cutting measurements coordinate with this size, but you could do this for any size/shape of pillow and just take your own measurements to come up with how much fabric you need and what size to cut your fabric!***

Supplies:
---2 fat quarters {if you want to use different fabrics for the front and back of the pillow} OR 1/2 yard of fabric {if you want them to be the same fabric}
---72 inches of jumbo pom-poms {I use a 50% off couple at Joann's when I buy these so they aren't too pricey!}
---16 inch zipper
---thread

Cutting your fabric:
For the front panel of the pillow- cut one 18x18 inch piece of fabric
For the back panel- cut two 18x 91/2-10 inch pieces of fabric (depending on how much room you need to put your zipper in)

 Step 1: Zig Zag or serge around all of the edges of your fabric.
Step 2: Sew in the zipper on the back panels. I like to use Make It and Love it's zipper tutorial!

Step 3: Set your back panel aside for a minute and take the front panel and pin the pom-poms all the way around the edge (on the right side of the fabric) with the pom-poms facing towards the center like this....

 Step 4: Sew around the edge of the fabric- tacking down the pom-poms. {You can totally skip this step if you are super great at sewing- but I like to do this when sewing on pom-poms just to make sure they aren't moving around when they are pinned in between two layers of fabric. }

Step 5: Lay your back panel on top of the front panel {right sides together} and pin. Then sew all the way around the edge... Make sure that your zipper is unzipped a little bit so that you can turn the pillow cover right side out when you are all done. 

Turn your pillow cover right side out and insert your pillow form.
That's it! Super easy and cost me less than $10 to make {not including the pillow form}

37 comments:

  1. I found your on Pinterest.com I adore your blog, and just wanted to say hello. Definitely am a new follower :) Hope you have a great weekend !!!

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  2. Just delightful, Love the pompoms.

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  3. I just made my first Pom Pom pillow before I read this post..
    And I was wondering what foot u used to tack down the Pom poms.. I had used my zipper foot and had a little bit of a hard time feeding the Pom poms thru. I have a brother machine and looks like u do too :) cute pillow btw!

    Thanks for your help!
    -Jeana

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    1. Hey Jeana- I just used my regular foot and just kinda sewed slow and positioned the pom poms around the foot as I sewed. Kinda tricky!! That's why I like sewing them on before sandwiching them between the two layers of fabric... makes it easier:)

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  4. I am SO in love with this pillow. It is so pretty and bright and cheery! That fabric on the front is awesome! Have a good one!

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  5. Oh, and p.s. I used your 14 days of valentine's printables in combination with Mique's "every hour" tags (30 handmade days) and created 10 presents for my hubby to open (1 each hour while he was at work)on Valentine's Day. He loved it and got a TON of attention from co-workers {all the girls thought I was the cutest wife ever!} Hahaha, he doesn't really like attention but I think deep down he thought it was the coolest gift ever. So THANK YOU for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. This is so cute! I love how bright it is! The pom poms looks great!

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  7. A bright, fun pillow!!! Love the fabrica and it looks so good with the added pom poms...

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  8. Hi Ashley! Found you through My Handcrafted Home. I love your blog! This pillow is stunning! I hope you stop by mine and follow along if you like! Thanks!

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    1. http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com

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  9. This is really beautiful Ashley! The fabric you selected is so vibrant and the matching yellow pom poms are a great touch! Did you undersize the pillow case a little so that the final pillow is super stuffed? I often have the problem that my pillows don't look "poufy" enough.
    Ana

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  10. Fantastic pillow! I love the fabric and the pom poms!!

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  11. I love this it's gorgeous! I hope you'll stop by and add this to my What We Wore and Made Wednesday Link party. ps I love the new blog look.

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  12. I love how it turned out! I love the fabric, and I LOVE the pom pom trim! I sewed pom pom trims on my curtains the other day, but it was really tricky (like Jeana said above); I so wish I've read your tutorial first :)

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  13. Your pillow is gorgeous. Such fun fabric and pom-poms!

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  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

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  15. This is so beautiful and inspiring! I love the fabric you chose too. If you have time please post on my linky party at Destination: Inspiration on Teagan's Travels. We'd love to have you!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-linky-party-3.html

    Michelle

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  16. What a great pillow. I'm visiting from Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday. The fabric is beautiful and the poms make it pop. New follower here! ~ Megan

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  17. absolutely adorable!! SO cute! came over from someday crafts!

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  18. What an awesome pillow!! I've secretly wanted to make some pillows using the pom-pom trim but I'm a bit intimidated by this type of trim (beginner skill). You made it look so easy I think I'm going to just get over it and give it a try!! Thanks so much for sharing this pillow project (came over from Skip to my Lou/Monday wrap up). PS... can you share the name of the fabric quaraters you used? AJ@queenofmynest

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  19. OMG....love that fabric! What is it??

    Shelli

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  20. This is so pretty, love the yellow. Cannot Wait to Try!!
    New GFC Follower!
    ~Jen @ Frazzled Five

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  21. Hi there!! Wonderful job on this pillow; thanks for sharing! Just like "Simply AJ," I'd like to know about your fabrics. Specifically, where did you find the vibrant, printed fabric with the birds? I'd love to get some of that!

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  22. Stopping by from the Girl Creative Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  23. Great tutorial! You've been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

    We hand select only the best free tutorials and patterns for the home sewist.

    Grab a brag button!

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  24. This is absolutely so adorable! Love it!

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  25. Visiting from the CSI Project! This is adorable! Love the bright colors and the yellow trim.

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  26. Love this SO much! The fabric is fantastic! Super cute!

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  27. I love this pillow! Thank you for the great tutorial too. I used it to make my first couch pillow with a zipper! I posted a picture of mine and linked you to it. Thank you so much again!

    http://ohsewnice.blogspot.com/2012/05/easy-couch-pillow-with-zipper.html

    Sarah

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  28. Thanks for the clear tutorial. I just made a cushion for my daughter. My first ever sewn project, lol. Thanks for the tips, especially which DIRECTION to point the pom pons!!!! I was all set to do them in the wrong direction.....*blush* BTW, I had an absolute fit seeing the CAPTCHA numbers on your comment screen.

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  29. What a great tutorial. I love simple projects that make a big impact. I will be sewing one today for sure!

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  32. I'm keen to make some pompom cushions of my own and have looked at several tutorials but come away feeling puzzled - until now! Thank you for your simple instructions, I am now raring to go!!

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  33. Muchas gracias por el tutorial y la manera tan sencilla y útil de colocar la aplicación de bolitas a todo el borde del cojín.
    Una feliz semana,
    Eliana.

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xoxo, Ashley