Sunday, June 28, 2015

Make Pillow Covers and a Runner from a Table Cloth


About a year ago, I found a table cloth that I absolutely loved at Marshall's. Our living room/dining room walls are this great shade of green, and the table cloth matched perfectly. I also bought dish towels that match and was so excited!



I immediately set the table cloth up on the dining room table and loved how it looked. 

However, at Christmas time we took down our dining room table to make room for our tree. We're a little short on space; there's a reason we're moving!

Then, after Christmas, we decided to just keep the table in storage. We have a kitchen table that we eat at and the kids have so much more space to play without the big dining room table in the way. We knew that if we needed to, we could always bring the table out again. However, it meant that my table cloth that tied into the room so well had to stay in storage too!

In another area of the room, I had been wanting to get pillows for our couches. I remembered that I had some in the linen closet upstairs, but they were from my university days and needed badly to be covered.


And that's when everything came together. 

I could use the table cloth to make pillow covers! Pinterest and Google collided and I was able to find tutorials for pillows and a table runner as well.

Both are super easy and perfect for the beginner sewer. (Or is it sewist? Seamstress?? Well you know what I mean!)

I found the tutorial for the pillow covers at tatertots & jello and you can check it out here. It's only 4 steps!

These are the perfect pillow covers because they are removable. So when I'm done with these I can just slip them off and make new ones! Ta da! 



Next I found the table runner tutorial at Craft Stylish

This was SO easy! Literally took 10 minutes; start to finish. 


I love how the pillows and runner tie the room together! 

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What do you think? Do you have old pillows that need covering? 

23 comments:

  1. That is so creative and simple. I love it!

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  2. So creative!!!! I saw a ton of fabric at IKEA last week that I'd LOVE to use as pillow covers. Thanks for sharing :D

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  3. I love this, great way to use something that you love in a new way, I need to this with ALOT of stuff around my house!

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  4. Love the patterns! I wish I had more time to do some DIY'ing!

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    1. Ahhh same! It's so hard to find the time but I love it when I do!

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  5. Wow! This turned out so great. It really does tie the room together perfectly. A nice balance of neutral and color.

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  6. I love them! I wish I could sew. Thanks for sharing this at bloggers brags Pinterest party. Pinned.

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    1. You should try!! I started a couple of years ago and am still a beginner in a lot of respects but I love it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Love how it turned out! Sometimes you can find the cutest tableclothes!! Plus this saved your cute tablecloth from being stuck in storage... love it!

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  8. I love this! It's so fun to create something new out of a different item. p.s. I prefer and use sewist; let's create a movement!

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  9. That is such a creative and great use for the table cloth that was just sitting in storage! I love how it all turned out, and it really ties your living room area together. So cute =)

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  10. Very clever! I wouldn't have thought of using the tablecloth but I just love that idea! Would love for you to stop by and share at the Merry Monday party. http://bit.ly/1GHCrho

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    1. Darn, I just missed it! Next week :) Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

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  11. This is such a great idea! It really makes me wish I could sew or even had a sewing machine. Gorgeous, as well. I do love green.

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    1. I started off with a borrowed sewing machine!! Thank you so much.

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  12. What a great way to work a dining set you loved into your living room! Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday!

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