DIY or Buy: Throw Pillows for a Decor Refresh

DIY or Buy: Throw Pillows for a Decor Refresh

Jason Loper
Feb 2, 2012

We've said it many times here at Apartment Therapy — one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable ways to jazz up your apartment is to throw around some new pillows. We've rounded up resources for making your own as well as some of this season's most beautiful options for the shoppers in the crowd...

DIY | Instructions
Tips for Buying & Using Your First Sewing Machine — Don't let the sewing machine scare you. Take a peek at this helpful tutorial and then start stitching!
How To Sew a 5-Minute Pillow Cover — When you start looking around at the prices of throw pillows, you may be tempted to make your own. Here's a helpful step-by-step how-to.
How To Make "Fold, Stitch & Stuff" Floor Cushions — And in case you want to go with bigger pillows, try this floor cushion tutorial.
How To Print DIY Patterned Fabric — The great think about printing your own fabric is that you can make your very own one-of-a-kind pattern.
How To: Mix Pillow Patterns — Mixing and matching pillow patterns can do a lot of sprucing up a space. Take a peek at these tips if you're feeling unsure about it.

DIY | Supplies
Finn Style has so much Marimekko fabric you could end up making pillows for you and everyone you know.
Amy Butler Designs features some of the most playful and colorful fabric around. (And we also got to take a house tour of her home last year!) is a wonderful online resource for discount fabrics.
Tonic Living offers some gorgeous geometric and retro floral fabrics.
Zinman's Fabric will work with you to custom create your own fabric pattern.

BUY | Sources for the Pillows Shown Above:
1. Jonathan Adler — What is not to love about Mr. Adler's kooky, colorful style? This British Flag Pillow is a great take on the classic Union Jack. $110
2. Hable Construction — This Sunny Cosmos pillow makes me think of sunny, summer days. $95
3. Of a Kind — There are only 60 sets of these limited edition Maze and Cutout Pillows by Dusen Dusen. $50 each
4. Judy Ross — This Seeds Pillow in lime and peacock is printed by hand in India on fine linen. $135
5. Michelle Mason — I only just learned about Michelle Mason and I'm already in love. This London Cushion is digitally printed onto soft but hardwearing cotton satin. £45

(Images: As credited above.)

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