I have a secret. I can’t sew. I once made a kitchen apron but had to spend over two hours on the phone with my mother so she could help me decipher the directions. (Aren’t moms awesome?!)
So why did I take this on? Well, because I am cheap. The prices of cute pillows are outrageous! I could feel the pain in my wallet just looking at the price tags.
I fell in love with this set at Bed Bath and Beyond. It was a “gotta have it”, but had to get creative on the money savings part. Hint: Bed, Bath, and Beyond has great clearances regularly if you can wait. I bought the duvet comforter and then found the shams and pillow case on clearance 2 weeks later. Unfortunately, they didn’t put the pillows on clearance. So, I purchased fabric at a 40% sale at Joann’s to cover pillows I already had. 50% SAVINGS OVERALL
Always remember to wash your fabrics first! I ripped the seams on the short side and cut the back of the pillow case in half longways. I cut the pillowcase to fit around the bolster (measuring several times).
Then I trimmed off the excess for the drawsting sides. (I eyeballed it because it is so forgiving). To insert the drawstring, I wrapped the pillowcase edges around it and pinned, making sure the drawsting was able to still move. I sewed the drawstring in first and then sewed the edges of the pillowcase bolster
What I love about this project is that the sizing does not have to be exact. Not sure if it was coincidence, but my bolster was the same width as my pillow case. However, even if my bolster pillow had been a couple of inches smaller or longer, it would still have looked great!
Parting thought- I wanted to see the bedding together so, no, I haven’t washed the sheets and they are wrinkled from the box.
Wishing it was holiday weekend already,