Surely decorative pillows are in every home. And how to do without them? I made the bed with a blanket-neat, beautiful,but somehow empty. I sat down in my favorite chair with a book, and my back, which has been worked over for the day, groans in protest — it’s uncomfortable! I fell asleep on the sofa, and there is nowhere to lay my head — the armrests are wooden. The conclusion is this: to make life soft and comfortable, you need as many pillows as possible!
Made of fabric
Undisputed leaders, maybe because it will take much less time to sew than to knit.
There are a lot of variations of different types and sizes. I am calm about bows, but some pillows are so good that even I was not left indifferent.
In my opinion, a good idea for novice craftswomen: it is easy to do, and it looks good.
Romantic lace will help to enliven the strict design of the room a little. It is better if there are few of them, so that the pillows do not look like an alien element.
Many consider this method of decorating pillows old-fashioned. Well, that’s their business, and you are free to choose any decoration option. You can limit yourself to a modest frill on the edge of the cover or go for a walk in full!
If you do not have a sewing machine, this is not a reason to give up a pillow made in the patchwork technique. You can also sew it by hand, it just takes a little more time.
Pick up cute models from large fragments, there are also a lot of them! For example, these are. It is not necessary to quilt, but if there is a desire — why not?
For those who have already mastered the basics of this technique, it will not be difficult to make more complex versions. If the fabric reserves allow, you can sew a rug — you will get an excellent set in the same style.
And if you want to impress everyone with an extraordinary performance of traditional techniques, add a patchwork applique or buttons.
The scope for creativity is literally limitless: even beginners can create unique beauty covers!
The application does not have to be complicated, even non-labor-intensive versions look decent.
Well, when you get a little more comfortable, you can take a swing at more complex models.
With tassels and pom-poms
The ideal option is to give a new look to an existing pillow: just sew brushes or pom-poms to it (surely everyone knows how to do them!). It seems to be a trifle, but in general it looks different, prettier.
Recently, in needlework circles only talk about them, and they left me indifferent. It seems to be both beautiful and easy to make, but I would not like this for myself, despite all the fashion trends.
I know how to embroider, but I’m still a long way from being a real master. The only problem is the lack of free time. If you have it in abundance, your home can be decorated with stunningly beautiful pillows!
I am fascinated by embroidery, there is not a single model that I would not like to repeat!
Hand embroidery itself looks luxurious, and if you add it with beads or voluminous applique-you get real masterpieces!
Even sequins, if they are in moderation, will be a successful addition to some models. However, it is desirable to use them only as a decorative item — it will not be very pleasant to lie on such a pillow.
Well, if you just love beads, beads, sequins and other rhinestones, pay attention to these chic cases. Time for embroidery will take a lot, but it’s worth it, agree!
Once again, I am convinced that the ability to knit is a very useful skill. If you have been planning to take up knitting needles or a hook for a long time, winter is the best time to start training. And do not think that this is a complex needlework-you can do it!
If knitting braids and harnesses is not very good yet, do not worry. Take sectional yarn: products from it are interesting, and it is best to knit with a facial smooth surface, with which all beginners begin.
And yet, from a practical point of view, I prefer covers that are crocheted — they hold their shape better.
Pillows connected with three-dimensional patterns look very nice. Despite the chic look, it will not be difficult to master the technique of execution!
Very cozy look round pillows, and pulls to lie down. The model on the right is my absolute favorite of this selection. How sweet, how delicate, how graceful. Bravo to the author of the idea!
And one more very convenient type of pillows-a roller. If you don’t have one yet — be sure to do it, you won’t regret it.
Sometimes I wasn’t even going to make a pillow, and then it was time to throw away an old blanket, or a shirt, or a suit. Well, how to part with another good thing?
That’s right, you need to sew a pillow out of it! There are a lot of interesting ideas, for sure everyone will find one that will appeal to him.
Definitely respectable will look like a cover of ties, because they are usually made of good fabric. But on pillows in clothes made of cotton shirts it is much more pleasant to rest!
Old plaids, wide scarves and sweaters for sure no one will recognize in the new look.
I didn’t think that unnecessary jackets and trousers could be used for pillows! But I suddenly liked them-a calm combination of noble colors, a good texture of the material. Beautiful, in my taste.
A child can sleep in the most unexpected place. Lucky for those parents whose children immediately fall asleep soundly — you can safely move to the crib. And mine were light sleepers, so it’s better not to touch them. No matter how carefully I took them in my arms, they still woke up, and then-hold on! They can no longer fall asleep, they whine, they are capricious, they do not want anything — they are worried. There was only one way out — to allow the child to “get some sleep” for 10-15 minutes, in whatever uncomfortable position the child fell asleep. Therefore, for me, a lot of pillows in the nursery was not a luxury, but an urgent necessity.
Kids really like small pillows that are easy to move wherever their heart desires. Fortunately, now there are almost weightless fillers, and they are inexpensive, and it will take a little for one pillow. And the beloved child will have a new soft friend. For example, a fish.
Very tenderly, as living beings, children are the pillows-the baby animals. Mine are grown, but the sheep sewn a few years ago is still hugged before bed.
You can sew a whole set of pillows — children will surely not mind! Well, or one, but bright!
Recently, a friend ordered a pillow, it is beautiful, but the chemical smell did not disappear after three washes! While it is on overexposure-it is weathered on the balcony, but the mood from the purchase is irrevocably spoiled, and the child does not want to give it to the friend, she is afraid. But to sew such a pillow with your own hands is not difficult, it would be a desire!
Just look at how interesting ordinary pillows can be, if you approach their creation creatively!
I liked soft books — an interesting idea. And the younger one fell in love with the mischievous unicorn at first sight: apparently, she will have to take up the needle.
By the way, a pillow with your own hands is a great idea for a New Year’s gift. It will never be superfluous, and believe me, a cute fox or dog, sewn by my mother’s or grandmother’s hands, the child will love much stronger than a factory pillow, whether it is three times better made!
In the macrame technique
There are not very many of them, but I was also impressed by the ones that I found. If you take a not very thick cord, then the texture will remain, and the pillow will look elegant.
Already now I want to feel that the holiday is on the way! It’s still too early to decorate the house, and even more so to put up a Christmas tree. But pillows in the New Year’s design will be just in time!
I have specially collected ideas in various techniques of execution, so that everyone can make a pillow to their liking.
Or maybe you want to make a pillow case for someone as a gift? I believe that children and representatives of the beautiful half of humanity will be more happy with such a present. Although I may be wrong.
Snowmen and Christmas trees in any form cause a rush of nostalgia for the smell of pine needles and tangerines, the glitter of Christmas toys and garlands. Of all the above, only tangerines and oranges can be added to the pillows so far, and you are still guaranteed a pre-holiday high mood!
I will not distract you with ordinary questions — time is precious, and you still need to have time to choose and make one, or even two or three pillows! But if you want to share your impressions of what you saw — I will be only too happy!