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The Pillow Dilemma….SOLVED!

Well, after much indecisiveness, I finally came to a decision about which pillows I wanted to order.  I ended up finding a local gal on Etsy, and she had pillows that looked perfect.  I was having a hard time deciding which patterns to go with though (as you know), and I finally decided on some geometric diamonds and an ikat pattern.  I was shocked when I walked into JoAnn’s and found the same fabric! I just decided to make them myself…how hard could it be?!  Let me tell you…I am now obsessed with ikat print.  Ikat, where have you been all my life?!  I am going to make an ottoman out of a lovely ikat print as well, but I will talk more about that later.

Anyway, so like I was saying, I made the first set of pillows and then I ended up finding a great Ikat print at Hobby Lobby.  I decided to just wing it and make 2 more pillows myself.  Shockingly, they turned out pretty well.  God thing my mom taught me how to sew back when I was a wee one.  I was pretty satisfied, especially because the fabric was only $6.50 per yard, and I got 2 pillows out of it.  So, those are some pretty frugal pillows!  I won’t keep you waiting any longer….

excuse my messy table, I am finishing another project as well…

What do you think?  Which print is your favorite?



  1. They all look beautiful!! Great choices in fabric and great construction! :)

  2. Looks great!

  3. I need to learn to sew again.

  4. Love them all! Looks great!

  5. LOVE them all!!! :)

  6. I absolutely LOVE them!! Great job!

  7. very nice!! and unique!

  8. Awesome job on the pillows!

    I’m not a huge ikat fan myself, so I like the diamonds the best 😉 I like the way all of the patterns coordinate but aren’t too matchy, though!

    • omg! ikat hater?! How can that be?!?! I am debating how to upholster an ottoman, and I am thinking ikat, but idk…might be too much. I was looking at a chevron pattern that had an ikat twist to it….idk!

      • I know, I’m just not sane apparently :/ Maybe it’ll grow on me? I don’t necessarily hate it, but it’s not my style.

        Picking decor is always hard! So many choices!!

  9. Looks great!

  10. Very nice job, well done! Wish I could sew. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  11. roamingtheworld says:

    beautiful Allyson!

  12. You like my ugly couch?!! I love your couch!! Let’s switch! :) Nice pillows, I love all things ikat right now, shopping for ikat curtains….oh the good times.

    I love the dark grey sectional, is it from Ikea??

    • Yes, it is from Ikea. It’s called the Ektorp. I had my heart set on a different one, but seeing this one in person sealed the deal for me. I love the sgade of grey and the linen like texture of the fabric. I am going to do ikat curtains too!!! What fabric are you thinking of using?

      • Yes, I like the Ektorp and I like that grey! As far as my curtains go I am having a hard time finding the right fabric. The blues are just a little off. I don’t like matchy matchy but I also don’t like clashy clashy. How about you? Where are you shopping for them also?

  13. Not only do I LOVE your pillows but I would also like to know where you purchased your couch from…it looks so comfy and isn’t gigantic like most sectionals! Thanks for the info!

    • Thanks, Ashley! I searched high and low for the perfect sectional to fit in our awkward living room…..and after 9 months I found it at Ikea! This is the Ektorp sections in grey. It isn’t too big, like most sectionals, and it is super comfy. I also love the fact that you can buy different covers for it, so if we get sick of the grey, we can buy white or black or whatever!

  14. Looks great! Ikat is my jam.

  15. Do you remember the name of the dark grey ikat fabric in the picture of the pillows? They turned out great!

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