22 January 2018

A Cool Cushion Cover

Hey, hey everyone! I have an easy and fun craft today, if I should say so myself.

I love interior design. I like to make my living space relaxed yet visually appealing, and going to home decor stores brings me joy. I usually go in with something specific in mind (ex. a throw or kitchen towels), but sometimes little items catch my fancy.

crafting with table napkins, sewing with table napkins,
Such as this table napkin. It was on sale but it was the only one. 

One. single. napkin.

If I were to use it on my dining table, I could make it work by gathering other table napkins in the same color palette and make an attractive table setting.

Instead, I'm turning this lonely napkin from blah to TADA!

I unearthed some black fabric I had left over from this project, some sewing supplies, and a throw pillow.

Yes, I'm making a cushion cover!

Measure the napkin so it can cover the pillow (adding a 1/2 inch margin all around). With the black fabric, cut a matching square. Pin them together and sew around it, leaving a hole to insert the pillow. A zipper, buttons, snaps...how you want to close the cushion cover is entirely up to you.  

And here is my pillow with its new outfit...TADA!

Use it as an accent on a sofa or favorite chair.

Or make it a floor pillow. Perfect for lounging!


  1. It wasn't so much "blah" to begin with, but this is a terrific example of how to take something (simple) up several notches to "tada". Great inspiration! I can see it now... cloth napkin pillows take over the home dec market. ;-)

  2. You're right, Rochelle. The modern print made me want to buy it (and the clearance price tag, too!). We don't have a lot of dinner parties so having this as a pillow allows me to enjoy it everyday. Thanks for your visit!

  3. I love the bold, graphic design of the fabric. I would have wanted to buy that last napkin, too!

  4. Uh-oh Priscilla...we might have to fight over the last one. ;-) Kidding! Thanks for visiting!


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