How do I redo a pillow that came with a chair?

pokyhokyAugust 5, 2014

I have a chair and a half that came with two coordinating pillows. One of them I like, but the other ... not so much. The back is plain, almost like a brown canvas, but I don't like the front with a bunch of random letters on it. It's not a pillow cover and it has piping around the edges, so I don't think I can just make a cover. Do I somehow just remove the outer cover? Or is there something I can do without doing that?

Thanks for your help!

Dayna

Here is a link that might be useful: Chair & a half with pillows

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thonotorose

It is probably stuffed with poly dacron loose batting and sewn closed.

Your choices are: A. Make your new cover and stuff it in there. You can razor off the cording if it shows/feels through. Be aware that that print might show through your new cover. If so, you can line your new cover with muslin.

Or: B. Measure your pillow across the belly, cord to cord, add seam allowances (usually 1 inch both ways[for 1/2 inch seams]) and make a new pillow that size. Buy your new stuffer in the next larger size (for fullness). It can be very helpful to cut your new back an inch larger both ways. That makes for ease of completing your construction.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Or find ready made pillows you like to replace them.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lynninnewmexico

I'd take a close-up pic of the fabric of both the chair and one pillow that you do like with my cellphone, and head off to TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Kohls, Tuesday Morning, etc. to look for one that works well with them. Super easy. From what I've seen, you can easily get a beautiful one for about $20. And then I'd donate the alphabet pillow to Goodwill.
Lynn

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 11:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jane__ny

Hit Home Goods! Save your time.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 9:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pammyfay

Bed Bath & Beyond sell toss-pillow covers -- they're usually near the slipcovers. I've seen some at Lowe's hardware stores, too, so if you have either of those stores nearby, take your pillow's measurements and you might have some luck.

Or, making an "envelope pillow" is pretty simple to do, using iron-on tape to secure the folded down "seams" and adding a snap on the back.

Beyond those, I'd do what Lynn suggests. Home Goods does seem to have a lot of toss pillows nowadays!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 1:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pokyhoky

Going the Home Goods route *would* save my family the anguish they feel when they see me pulling out my sewing machine. ;) Thanks, everyone!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 5:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
who has grey kitchen cabinets?
would appreciate info from people who have grey cabinets...
mainewire
seagrass rug color
Hello all, I haven't been back here for a while and...
sserra85
Replace fan/light combo with light?
I have a Broan fan/light combo in my laundry room....
misformink
BM Manchester Tan in a room with tall ceilings or a wide open space?
Does anyone have BM Manchester Tan in a room with tall...
msrose
Do all decorative vases need flowers?
Just moved and trying to decorate new home. I bought...
eppe4
Sponsored Products
Striped Fish Needlepoint Pillow 16 x 20 Pillow
$87.99 | Bellacor
Outdoor Parkdale Rug in Sunbrella Green/Off-White White Wicker - 5' x 8'
$599.00 | FRONTGATE
Missoni Home | Omaha Neutral Pouf
YLiving.com
Homelegance Neve Sofa in Grey Fabric
Beyond Stores
Adirondack Chair: Designers Choice Sunbrella Adirondack Chair Cushion
$119.99 | Hayneedle
King Harrison Sham
$320.00 | Horchow
Moooi | Bart Sofa
YLiving.com
Brighton Orange Decorative Pillow
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™