Handmade Embellishments for Throw Pillows

Handmade Embellishments for Throw Pillows

Misty Adair
May 6, 2010

Throw pillows add instant character to a space and can be switched out on a whim with the trends. This is good news for anyone who likes instant gratification or who can't commit to a style. For even more drama (with no obligation), upgrade your pillows with handmade accessories like crochet flower brooches.

Inspired by the adorable pillows in Leslye's library, we started thinking about customizing pillows. Just like adding the finishing touch of jewelry to an outfit, accessorizing throw pillows can add another layer of interest to a room. It doesn't even take a stitch of sewing skills to simply pin costume jewelery or a felt flower brooch to a store bought pillow.

The craftier home owner might make a pillow cover from a yard of great fabric, like the red and white print Leslye used from Mod Green Pod. Beautiful handmade felt or crochet appliques are available on Etsy and can be hand stitched to a pillow for a unique look. We also love this tutorial from Purl Bee which details making embroidered fabric covered buttons. A smattering of these delicate buttons on a pillow would be oh-so-charming.

Crochet flowers, felt appliques, sparkly brooches, and dainty buttons. . . oh my! What else could you use to adorn a plain pillow?

Crochet cherries by FuDiCrochet, embroidered buttons by Purl Bee, and felt brooch from DesignedbyJane on Etsy.

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