White Throw Pillows
I love all things white and heavenly but, throw pillow of all things are extra hard to keep squeaky white. With a little one in the house it makes it even harder. Oh and our little cat likes to get a hold of pretty things and torture them. ;D That being said, I’ve had a light bulb go off when it comes to white squeaky clean pillows. I’ve seen a lot of trending leather pillows out on the market..I just don’t see many white ones. So I figured If I could find white faux leather it would be perfect for my pom pom pillow. This pom pom pillow turned out super cute and trendy. I can’t wait to get my long awaited living room area rug to match it 😀 .
Throw Pillows can be quite pricey. Anywhere between $24 to hundreds of dollars. I definitely agree on buying pillows that can’t be handmade but if it could be a fun DIY project then why not go for it?? I absolutely love pom poms. Most pom pom pillows are around $35, which is okay but there’s always a catch for me. Maybe I’m just super picky or I really know what I want. ;D I know for sure I wanted a white leather pom pom pillow and guess what I couldn’t find one anywhere.. So once again creativity kicks on. 😀
What you’ll need
2 yards white leather
2.5 yard pom pom ( we purchased it at joanns fabric)
Stuffing (we recycled a goodwill pillow for $2. After a good wash it was a good as new)
This pillow ending up costing me around $13. Which is a steal for a pillow this size. It took me about 2 hours to make and was worth every minute. I know it’s one of those pillow that will last years, and faux leather pillows are around $60-$100. Anyways enough rambling about things lets gets on with it. 😀
OKAY 2 BIG tips
Keep the pinning to the minimum because it leaves holes in the leather. That is the downside to working with leather 🙁 you only have one try. OH and never IRON without a iron cloth. I just used a piece of linen I had. Anything cotton will work. 😀 In the photo above I ironed the side where I will have the flap on one side of the zipper.
Another important tip
Look close at the stitching in the photo. When sewing with leather and having the shiny side down towards the feed dogs (spikes the pull the fabric below your presser foot) MAKE SURE and help the leather move because if it holds up for just a second it tears the leather like shown in the photo above (on the right). Some sewing machines have the option of lowering the feed dogs. I’ve never looked into it because I don’t really want to mess with it. Worst case scenario tape a strip of card stock on top of your feed dogs and it works like magic. 😀
Don’t forget to tag me on instagram if you make one of these cute pom pom pillows 😀 @lilyardor
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