My sweet little Blossum & Petals love to hang with me in the craft/sewing room. Their sad-looking kitty pillow just wasn’t up to snuff. All flat and a terrible dark green color, it didn’t look very Boomdeeadda worthy. So while I was shopping for a fabric for the Vintage Hawaiian Shirt Pillow’s, I also scored these lovelies (all on sale).
“I will sew them a pillow that will shine like a new penny in a Sunday plate”, I thought with a smile on my face. Then it occurred to me that it’s 2012 and I need to update my ‘favorite old sayings’. Well, I couldn’t be happier with the results. Very cute, very diva. Here’s a little teaser, more on the new cover tomorrow.
Today I thought I’d share how I refurbished the kitty pillow insert (really, really cheap).
Once I took off the old natty cover, I decided the insert was too flat and out of shape. I had planned to just add a layer of foam. But I was shocked to find that a piece of foam, 34″ x 26″ was over $25.00. Instead, I bought two regular-sized pillows at Wal-Mart for $3.98 each. I sewed them together to make the perfect “pillow-top”, just like my own bed.
Next, I sewed a cotton cover using sheeting (one you already have or buy the yardage, it’s cheap) and snaps. The snaps will allow removing for laundering.
If you’ve never installed snaps, there’s an excellent tutorial, FYI Music playing, adjust volume.
Here’s the refurbished kitty-pillow insert, totally luxurious. Visit Boomdeeadda tomorrow to see
The Diva’s new pillow.
See you tomorrow, the Diva’s new pillow turned out Tres Chic (that’s how a french kitty would say it).