I have been in full “decorate the front room” mode for what feels like FOREVER! I thought I had landed on a color scheme, but in true Meghan “fashion”, I went in another direction. I ended up changing directions when I came across (what I like to call) an inspiration pillow. This pillow was navy with mint, lilac, and a very light champagne color. Normally I would not be down with purple, but I just loved how all of the colors came together!
I was able to find a couple of solid mint pillows, which I scooped up from Marshall’s for a cool $10 a piece! I knew I wanted another pattern, but was having a hard time finding anything in stores and online. One day while perusing the home decor fabric at Joann’s, I saw that they are now featuring fabric by Nate Berkus. Umm, when did this happen??? Either way, I was super excited to see the design aesthetic of Nate Berkus in fabric form!
There were two patterns I was eyeing. One was a black and white geometric stripped pattern, and other was an animal print/ikat design in navy. I really liked the geometric pattern, but my heart was fluttering over the navy ikat. I grabbed a half yard of the ikat and created my own Nate Berkus pillow for about $5.00. SCORE!
– 1/2 Yard Nate Berkus Fabric
– 6 X 12 Pillow Form
– Sewing Machine
Yarn (I initially thought I was going to add tassels, but decided against it)
– Straight pins
Step 1: Fold your fabric in half. Lay your pillow form over your fabric. Cut a 1/4 inch around your pillow. Place your two pieces of fabric together so the patterned sides are facing each other and pin them.
Step 2: Start sewing around your pillow. Start at the bottom left hand side. Leave an 1/8 inch seam allowance. Sew around your pillow until you get to the bottom of your right side. Turn your pillow right side out and add your pillow form. Fold under the open ends of your pillow and pin (this will give you a nice finished edge). Then, sew the bottom of your pillow.