Recycled Quilted Pillow

Here is a new addition to the couch... because sometimes, you have to sew "something" for your sewing mojo and creativity to return. Best part is that it only took a couple of hours to make.

My kids don't pay attention to much, except those printed 'best before' dates on pillows. Honestly, they hassle me for new pillows until I give in.

Rather than throw them out, I'm going to make quilted covers - then they can use them to lounge on, sit on, squish out of shape and generally 'kid-ify' them.

This fabric is a poly/cotton blend which I picked up on sale at Spotlight last night and quilted with a double layer of batting.

I backed the pillow in a pair of old jeans which which went through a hot dryer one time too many.

I cut up the legs and sewed them to make a big rectangle. I even added a zipper.

Honestly, I am ridiculously happy with this recycled pillow and have one more to make before the kids get home from school.

But first, coffee.

How do you get your "SewJo" back?


  1. Such clever recycling with a really beautiful result. I try to keep my mojo going by stitching with lovely friends and checking out my favourite blogs, which of course includes yours

  2. Hi Anorina your cushion looks awesome,i love that fabric and what a great idea you have used to back it,well done my friend xx


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