Throw pillows for a sofa come in virtually every color imaginable as well as many unique styles, but they are not always affordable. When trying to save money and decorate a couch with stylish accessories, use these creative ways to create homemade throw pillows especially for a sofa. Not only will these easy homemade additions save a little money, but they will add something truly unique to an otherwise ordinary upholstered home furnishing.
Repurpose Drapery Material
Drapery material can be the ideal fabric to create homemade throw pillows for a sofa, especially if it is heavy and durable. It already matches the furnishings if it was purchased with existing hues in mind. Instead of donating old drapery panels to Goodwill or another company that will resell them, use the fabric to create homemade throw pillows. Consider using two different fabrics to create a flipside. In any case, no one will guess they were homemade.
Use Fabric Placemats to Make Seasonal Throw Pillows
When looking for creative homemade pillows for a sofa, a source of unique fabric can be found in the linen aisles of local discount department stores. Woven fabric placements make wonderful throw pillows, especially for a sofa. After the fabric is stitched together and filled, these sofa embellishments will look nothing like placemats. Best of all they come in many seasonal patterns that cannot be found in the fabric department.
Homemade Microfiber Throw Pillows
A microfiber sofa should be adorned with microfiber pillows. Opt for homemade varieties to save money while creating one-of-a-kind options. Buy a flat, inexpensive microfiber sheet from the linen department of a discount store. A single sheet can be used to create several homemade sofa pillows.
If only one throw pillow is desired, use a microfiber pillowcase instead of a sheet. Cut the pillowcase about three-fourths of the way from the stitched end, turn it inside-out, and stitch it most of the way across by hand. Turn it right side out, and fill it with ultra-soft batting. Whipstitch the opening closed with matching thread to complete the sofa pillow.
Use Fleece Fabric for Ultra-Soft Sofa Pillows
Snuggling up to homemade fleece pillows on a sofa is relaxing and comforting after a long hard day, and it is one of the cheapest and easiest types of fabric to work with. Consider creating homemade no-sew fleece pillows using the same method as no-sew fleece blankets. Simply cut two squares of equal size, and cut four-inch strips equally placed along each side. Tie the fleece around a pillow form by making secure knots all the way around. These homemade pillows are fun and incredibly easy to make, and they are comfier than most store-bought options for a sofa.