Tuesday, March 7, 2017

From this to that: Dish towel pillow

Dollar Tree dish towel into a miniature couch pillow:
I saw a DIY project with a Dollar Tree dish towel and had to replicate it. 
Materials:
  • One dish towel from Dollar Tree 15x25in 
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Pillow stuffing (Walmart $3.47 - I used half a bag)
  • Hot glue gun
Step 1: Fold the towel in half to your desired shape and style MAKING sure to fold it inside out. I folded my towel in half hamburger style. Then iron the towel to remove any unwanted creases. 
 Step 2: Pin each side with sewing pins. I pinned 1/2 inch in -avoiding the thicker edge so my sewing machine could make it through. Make sure to leave one side open without pins because we will be turning the material inside out and stuffing it here. 

Step 3: Sewing- I cut away some of the thick edge so my sewing machine could make it on. I bought my sewing machine at Aldi's for less than $15 and its a mini machine so it can only do basic sewing.
The frayed edge is where I kept the sides open.

Then turn the pillow case right side out and you should have clean sew lines that are hidden. 
Step 4: Stuff until desired pushiness. I only used half of my stuffing: costing me $1.74 for stuff this pillow. 
 Step 5: Hot glue the frayed edges down and then hot glue the 2 sides together. You could also sew the open side instead of hot glue but keep in mind you will see the stitching. 
 You can see the difference on the bottom left corner where the hot glue is but for me it is a minor imperfection. 
The pillow goes perfect with my couch and only cost me $2.74!




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