I was inspired to do this pillow project by all the fun trims I thought were too cute to actually use on anything other than a toddler girl’s dress. I always loved looking at pretty tassels, pompoms, and ruffles, but thought they weren’t for me. Related to my give a DIY project with my business card idea, I challenged myself to find a way to use a pretty trim.
The rules were simple…it couldn’t be too much, or over the top. It had to be easy to make for anyone, which is a big feat when any kind of trim normally adds an extra step or two to a project. And, the finished product had to look amazing, happy, and fun! I wanted pillows I could use in an adult space…you know cute, but chic!
I did it! And, one version only required 12″ of pompom trim. The other version uses one yard or less depending on the size of the pillow. And, the no-sew version makes this a project for everyone. Please watch the video tutorial for the complete how-to and how crazy excited I get over those little pompoms when turning the pillows right side out.
- Pompom Trim – 5/8″ balls – Joann Fabrics
- Patterned home decor fabric – Sew Fine Fabric (leftovers from easy envelope pillow cover and boxy floor cushion projects)
- White linen-look fabric – Repurposed curtains from my linen closet
- Pillow inserts – see my favorite trick for inexpensive pillow inserts
Is it just me? The video does not play but iPads can’t use flash players. I’m going to look on YouTube. Thanks! I thought it was the best idea. And I had girls but never thought to use the trim for them…I think it was popular for edging shades and lampshades in the mid 70’s when I was twenty and on a self imposed strict budget. I’m excited to used them on crate and barrel pillow forms. Lazy me but they are so reasonable and the color I want! And I can add in accents in this subtle way. I pray you get tons of new followers via Haven!!!
I did go to YouTube and was able to watch the tutorial. Oh I wish I could bend over and sew again for you have the easiest pillow pattern ever!! I am still going to try to make this work for me as its so fun!!!
Maybe a side note to lead us on iPads and iPhones to YouTube? For it played great. You’re very natural now on camera!!!!
Sorry about that Gwen. I went back in and added a link to the video on YouTube.
I hope you will give the no-sew version a try. It just takes fabric glue and a few minutes.
Katie | deranchification says
Jackie, this was a great tutorial! I am head over heels for the one with the one line of pom poms! If only I wasn’t a hot mess with a sewing machine… so glad you also showed that no-sew option. Can’t wait to make one with the adorable fringe you have me at Haven :)
Katie | deranchification says
oops, gave not have – apparently I’m a hot mess with a keyboard, too :)
Thanks Katie. Can’t wait to see the pillow you make.
Krista @ the happy housie says
I absolutely love this! Great job! and thank you so much for sharing it:) pinning this tutorial for future crafting reference.
Thanks for sharing your tutorials, i love them.
Did you make your yellow love cushion?
Thanks, Hayley. The Love pillow is one of the few I have purchased. You can read about it here.
Thank you for the great tutorial. I have made envelope pillows before but only the hard way, yours is so much easier. I love the pom poms, I need to make some pillows.
I am new to your blog and I loved all of your Haven posts. I am new to blogging so I am soaking everything up. Thanks
Tammy @ thecoloreddoor.blogspot.com
Tammy, Welcome to Teal & Lime and blogging. Maybe I will be meeting you at Haven next summer?!