Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY Pillow – Ballard Designs Knockoff

Hello All!

I just finished making two new pillows for our spare room.  I love the colours in this antiqued damask: taupe, gray, latte & mustard.

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This is a quick and easy DIY envelope style pillow cover; no zipper and only 4 hems to sew!  I love envelope pillow covers because they are easy to remove for cleaning too.

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I purchased this gorgeous Kravet Design remnant from Hancock Fabrics a couple of months ago.  It was on clearance for $4 (for two yards)! 

It’s exactly like this Scandicci Gray Fabric at Ballard Designs.

Ballard Designs is selling this for a whopping $32 a yard!

 
 
 Supplies:

2 yards of fabric - Kravet Design
Thread
Scissors
Straight pins
Measuring tape/metal yardstick
Pillow forms

Tutorial for Envelope Style Pillow Covers:

Wash, dry and iron fabric according to the care instructions that come with the fabric.

Lay fabric on a flat surface where you can spread it out (I laid my fabric down on our living room carpet).


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Using scissors, cut one of the long edges of the fabric using the metal yardstick as a guide to 'straighten' the edge.  When it gets cut at the fabric store, it often isn't cut straight.  Straightening the edge will allow you to measure your other cuts more easily.

Using these instructions for The Five Minute Pillow, determine what the width and length of the fabric should be to fit your pillow: 

Measure the width of the pillow form and add 2 inches. Measure the length of the pillow form, double and add 8 inches.  I used a 20 x 20 inch pillow form so my measurements were width = 22 inches and length = 48 inches.

Cut the fabric to the width needed (I cut  the fabric so it was 22 inches wide) using the measuring tape as a guide.

Cut the fabric to the length needed (I cut the fabric so that it was 48 inches long) using the measuring tape again.

Fold one short end of the fabric over 1 inch and iron flat.  Fold it over again 1 inch and iron flat.  Stitch.  This is a double 1 inch hem.  Repeat this on the other end of the fabric. 

Using the instructions for the Five Minute Pillow sew the other two sides to create an envelope back.

Turn fabric right side out and insert pillow form, working it into the corners.  Bring the top flap over the pillow form to completely cover the pillow.

You're done!!

 
DIY Pillow Ballard Designs Knockoff from Setting for Four #diy #tutorial #ballard #pillow #scandicci #gray #knockoff #decor #design
 
DIY Pillow Ballard Designs Knockoff from Setting for Four #diy #tutorial #ballard #pillow #scandicci #gray #knockoff #decor #design
 
DIY Pillow Ballard Designs Knockoff from Setting for Four #diy #tutorial #ballard #pillow #scandicci #gray #knockoff #decor #design
 
DIY Pillow Ballard Designs Knockoff from Setting for Four #diy #tutorial #ballard #pillow #scandicci #gray #knockoff #decor #design

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I'm so happy with how this DIY turned out!
 

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73 comments:

  1. I love your pillow. I am a sucker for damask and I love the colors.

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  2. So glad you stopped by so I could find you! Welcome to the world of blogging!

    Since I can't even sew a button, I truly appreciate this pillow! What a fab deal on the fabric too and it's gorgeous! New GFC & Linky follower.
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments and following me too! Heather

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  4. Hi Heather! I am glad you found me!! Thank you for joining my Made U look linky party! Love the pillow, nice job, I saw a comforter set at HomeGoods this week in a similar pattern. I also have a Blog Hop going on now as well, I would love it if you would join it as well and make some new friends and followers! I am your newest follower...
    ps. I'm kinda new too...
    http://madeinaday.com/2012/02/21/blog-hop-social-14/
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  5. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments and support!

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  6. I'm here via Hookin Up With House of Hepworth's link party. I love your pillow. Projects like this are getting me inspired to learn how to sew. What a beautiful job. Newest linky follower here! Hope you can swing by my blog one day. :)

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    1. Go for it!! These types of projects are really not difficult - you can do it!

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  7. I love the colors in that damask, it really tones down the regal affect the pattern can have sometimes. Visiting from Delightful Order!
    -Jazmine
    Keepitkrafty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jazmine! I agree that damask can sometimes look over the top - this fabric is antiqued and muted and like you said 'toned down'. It also has a big pattern repeat which I really love. Just visited your blog - I am your newest follower :)

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  8. Oh so cute! and I love your fabric!

    You're newest follower,
    Samm @ LittleHouseintheBigD.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments Sam! Am folowing you back!

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  9. This looks great. Love the fabric selection and color!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments Jen! Yes, the colours are gorgeous and muted, it goes really well with my sofa color too. I love fabrics like these with big pattern repeats!

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  10. Oh wow... This fabric is beautiful! I love your pillow!!! Thank you so much for stopping by Bella Nest! I'm your newest follower too!

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  11. Love the fabric and the pillow and what an amazing deal you scored!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Thanks for following me Linda! When I saw the fabric at the store I just loved it right away, when I saw the name Kravet - I jumped on it! I didn't even know that Ballard carried it until after. I wish I had more of it, I have a bench that it would look great on too.

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  12. What a deal! I love yellow and grey together!
    Thanks for popping by my place!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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    1. You're welcome Kerry! Thanks for commenting here!

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  13. So cute! I can't believe you found that fabric for so cheap!! Jealous...:) -Kristi @KrisKraft

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  14. Such a beautiful fabric! What a great project, you did a nice job! Stopping by via Serenity Now. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Latoya! Have a great weekend as well :)

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  15. Hi, I'm visiting from Amanda's blog. I love this fabric & can't believe the steal you got on it! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Nadir! I know! I can't believe how inexpensive it was - but I think it's a 'second' and priced so cheaply because the print doesn't run absolutely straight across. But for pillows....you can't even tell.

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving such a nice comment and becoming a follower. I am now following you as well. Your pillow turned out beautiful. I love the envelope style pillow covers. I am due to make some new ones for our living room. Have a Great Day!

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    1. Thanks for following me as well!! Have fun with your new living room pillows :)

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  17. oooo love this!! Thanks for the tutorial... I want to make some pillows and having even started looking at how to do a envelope pillow yet. Awesome find on the fabric! I'm your newest follower :) Have a fab weekend!
    Stay Crafty x0x0
    Jess
    {www.CraftyNonsenseNoted.com}

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    1. Hi Jess! Hope my tutorial helps along with the one I linked to in my post. When you first make one - you may think that its folded really weird, but when you flip everything right side out - it all makes sense. Good luck on making your pillows - so many beautiful fabrics out there, its hard to choose one :) Thank you for following me! I am off to check out your blog too!

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  18. This is awesome!! I love the fabric, the colors, and the pattern! It looks great in your space!!

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    1. Thank you Jess, for your kind comments! Have a great day!

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  19. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Hi Justine! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day :)

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  20. That print is gorgeous! Great find!! Thanks for sharing w/ us :)
    Happy weekend! XO

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    1. I appreciate your kind comments on my pillow! The print really stopped me in my tracks at the fabric store. I have a bit left - need to figure out what to do with it! Have a great day!

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  21. Love love love your pillows!!! Thanks for your kind words on my post the other day!

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    1. Your so welcome! Thanks for your sweet compliments on my DIY Pillow :)

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  22. That is a lovely damasque, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you like this DIY Becky! Have a great day!

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  23. Thanks for linking up. Boy I want to learn to sew. I see so many great ideas out in blogland.

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    1. You should learn to sew - go for it!! I am not a great sewer, but you don't need to be a professional to make things for your home. I took a 3 hour class at a local fabric store a few years ago and learned the basics...it was so helpful. Thanks for visiting my blog and becomming a follower :)

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  24. Hi Heather,

    This is a beautiful pillow (one of my favourite colour combos) and a great tutorial. Made even better by the crazy deal that you got on the fabric! Thanks so much for checking out my new blog and becoming a follower!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Claire! Thanks for your lovely comments on my pillow and visiting my blog!

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  25. Beautiful! I love the fabric - it's gorgeous!

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  26. Love your pillow! Fabric is great!

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  27. I love your pillow. The fabric is gorgeous. You got it at such a great price.

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  28. Love the pillow, I was scrolling through your blog and saw the pillow and was so impressed. I am your newest follower and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message; and for following me.

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  29. The colors are awesome! I love envelope pillows, too! Anything that's easiest to sew! ;)

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  30. stopping by from the made in a day linkup! Love envelope pillows, my favorite to make. Yours looks fab, so inexpensive and looks the same as $50 pillows, love it :)

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  31. I love envelope pillows too and I love the yellow and gray, but my favorite is the price. I love getting a good deal.

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  32. The print on your pillow is the best! I love that it is an envelope pillow. Thanks for sharing:)

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  33. il tuo cuscino e super mi piace la stoffa che hai usato con i sui disegni e le sue stampe, mi incantava la tua richiesta di lasciare un commento sei grande se ti va vieni a trovarmi lili

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  34. Love the pillow! Love the fabric you chose!

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  35. Looks beautiful!

    Hope you'll link up to my link party!
    Mauvin' Monday Link Party

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  36. Your pillow looks great. Nice tutorial too.

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  37. This is so cute! I need to make some pillows with some great fabric I have from Africa! I would love for you to stop by and link up at our Naturally-Nifty Party!

    http://www.natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-linky-party-4.html

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  38. Great tutorial! That fabric is gorgeous and what a great price! Beautiful project!

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  39. I like this pillow a lot!! Love the fabric! So glad that you shared it at Things I've Done Thursday!!

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com
    P.S. I launched a great CD giveaway today if you're interested!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/03/ummcan-i-get-zumba-dvd-to-this-review.html :)

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  40. Love this fabric..and nice tutorial.. Im your new follower..

    I blog at http://laks365.blogspot.com

    Follow me back if you like my blog.

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  41. So glad I saw this! I just bought fabric yesterday to do some pillows and was debating on how to do the closure. I love this!-Danielle

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  42. These are gorgeous pillows - I've seen that fabric before and always loved it. Great tutorial too! Just came over from the My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia blog hop :)

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  43. Great fabric--love all the pretty neutrals! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!
    Mary

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  44. Featuring YOU today! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's {wow} me wednesday party. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_08.html

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  45. I LOVE the pillows. The fabric is to die for, and HELLO! can we say deal. That might be one of the best bargains of the year 2 yards of kravet for $4 is absolutely insane. Also, wanted to tell you that great minds must think alike because I have the same target throw on our sofa. I bought it on black friday. I'm so glad you stopped by our "castle" today, now we can be bloggy buddies!

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  46. Amazing score on the fabric!, I almost bought the same print from Ballard myself!!

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  47. Love that fabric and such an awesome deal =)

    Visiting from Today's Creative Blog

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  48. Very beautiful fabric and great pillow you created. :)

    Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

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  49. I love the fabric and the pillow. Beautiful job!! Megan

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  50. So loving your damask pillow! It is a beautiful fabric and looks great on the pillow. You really did a really good job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

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