I See Pillows

Ever since I discovered the wonders of Steam-a-Seam, I haven't stopped making pillows. It's on the brink of getting out of hand. I feel like I am in the Sixth Sense. But, instead of seeing dead people, I see pillows.

I started off with a Pottery Barn rip-off.

Pottery Barn

Vanilla Bean
  Vanilla Bean

Then, I used some burlap to make a pillow inspired by this one from Petit Coterie:

Vanilla Bean

Lastly, I'll leave you with this jumbo blue and white striped seersucker pillow. It feels so nautical and will be perfect in our family room.


There are a couple more I made, but I am still working out the kinks. I hope to have some more pics up soon, though! I'm linking this post on Cottage Instincts...check it out to see all the other DIY projects!


  1. I love pillows and you did great making yours.. Congrats on a job well done.

  2. Lovin' all your pillows...I need to try some STEAM-a-SEAM...sounds like I will luv it too! Hop over and show off your beautiful pillows at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party:)


  3. LOVE! I've yet to make my own pillow but yours really pulled my eye in. Love the simplicity of them. Stunning!


  4. Great job, those pillow are perfect!!! I found you from Make it for Monday. I am your newest follower!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!

  5. All of these are gorgeous! I think I like the burlap & one best. Is steam a seem like heat-n-bond?

  6. Thanks everyone!

    Jessi: I guess it would be like heat and bond (I've never used that before). Steam-a-Seam makes a hard to rip seam! I was surprised. It didn't work as well on the burlap, but worked great on the other fabrics I've tried.

  7. Hello! I stumbled onto your blog today! so cute! Your pillows look great! My husband got me a sewing machine for Christmas because I had these high hopes of making wonderful pillows (like yours) and cute tote bags...and have I taken the darn thing out of the box yet..nope! You have given me motivation though! :)

  8. THose are adorable...now I need to go make myself some. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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