Sunday, October 9, 2011

DIY Knockoff Pillows!


Is it safe to assume that everyone loves Target?  Although I almost never buy anything (**almost**) I love to peruse the aisles.  My poor hubby is such a sport!  He just buys a latte and will walk around with me until his latte runs out.

On our latest excursion I saw this pillow:


I always feel like I'm doing something illegal when I snap photos of items in stores, so I turn my phone on vibrate (so no one will hear the fake camera sound), snap the picture then flee the scene.

Anyways, I loved the pillow but not the price tag.  I took a picture of it because I knew I could make this at home.  During all this thinking, my friend Brittany from Brit's Apron posted photos of her new pillows on facebook:


How precious are these!  I was inspired immediately and ran to Joann's to buy my fabric.

I made sure to buy the end of the bolt on all three fabrics so I would get a 50% discount.  I spent less than $10 on fabric for all three pillows.

I then used tutorials from Jones Design Company and Crazy Wonderful (my friend Brittany also used these) to make the ruffle and rosette pillow.


The rosette pillow is my favorite!


Originally I was going to make all my rosettes cream to match my bedding - but I ran out of that fabric.  So I dug into my stash and found this great orange and pink floral print.  I kinda like it better than my original idea!


The ruffle pillow was going to have ruffles all across, but again I ran out of fabric.



Lastly, for the Target knock-off I just made up my own plan.

LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT A TUTORIAL!

This post was already kind of long so I did not include one, but I'd be more than happy to if anyone is interested!

Now my master bedroom is almost complete.  I just need to replace those ugly lamps!

Of course I'll probably completely change the look when I buy a new home, but this will remain for the next few years!


Oh! I almost forgot!  I used a very good tutorial by my friend Ashley from Domestic Imperfection to sew envelope closures on all three pillows!


I love my new pillows! I'm thinking some pillow cases would make a fun giveaway for when I reach 750 followers! What do you think?


Individually each pillow was less than $10 including fabric and the new pillow form!

Cheers!
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68 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pillows, well done you!

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  2. Great job, I wish I could sew.

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  3. love those pillows! I'm not really a sewer, so I stick with no sew projects, but these are adorable. Don't feel bad about photo taking on the run, I do the same thing and I'm sure we aren't the only ones. :)

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  4. I know I already told you, but I love how your pillows turned out!! I also love that you posted my pillows ;) You are so talented! You're turning into one of those many mormon bloggers out there haha.

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  5. YOur pillows turned out so cute! I love the colors you used too. I have the rosette pillow from Target, but got it for 50% off.

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  6. Love those pillows, boy I wish I could sew like that!

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  7. Oh my gosh - I wish I knew how to sew, because these are the cutest pillows ever!

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  8. I'm in love with that rosette pillow! I want them all over my house!! Would it be weird to have pillows in my bathroom? Hmm, where else can I throw some....

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  9. so first of all I lOVE your pillows and although I'll never make any because I can't sew worth a darn, I really LOVE yours! And second, I too am freaked out by somoene confiscating my phone when I snap pictures of items at store. I do it really fast or grab a pen and paper from my purse and write down the full descrpition as I try to be inconspicuous!! I'm sure I look ridiculous!! haha! ...but you never know...

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  10. Your pillows turned out so pretty. I always feel like I'm doing something wrong when I snap shots of products in stores too. I love the different patterned fabric you used for the rosettes, I think it adds a touch of the unexpected. Great job.

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  11. Your pillows turned out great! I did not know that Joanns gives you a discount for buying the end of the bolt. Thanks for the tip!

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  12. Sweet pillows! I love the colors and patterns you used! Adds such a punch of fun!

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  13. I, too, love target! Saw that pillow and almost put it in my cart, but alas, no home for it. But great inspiration all the same. Thanks for posting and stopping by my blog earlier. liz

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  14. beyond impressive, you craperiffic rock star!

    amy

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  15. Hi Katie! I found you today via The Salvage Collection and am so glad I did! Your pillows are super cutie... I am fixin' to make some for my bed so I am excited to see yours! (I know you know what I mean by "fixin'" cause I grew up in TN...

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  16. girl you're oosing talent. i can't sew to save my life so i'm stuck to 'buying' the pillows that are just a little too expensive for my taste. love these!!

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  17. This looks amazing!!! That blue one is my fave

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the blue pillow the most! Great job. I saw that same pillow at target and was wondering if I could somehow recreate and I also took a picture! Haha but I don't ever feel guilty.

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  19. These look great! I am a "wing it" sewer too...and I love envelope backs for pillowcases, zippers just complicate it and my dogs try to chew them out. And I busted out laughing on your illegal picture comment...I totally do that and I even turned my picture sound off so no one would hear me clicking away!

    I'm following you now and would love if you would come over some time and check out my site!

    jamie@sewrockin.com

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  20. Those pillows are so lovely! Great job!

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  21. These colors are FABULOUS! I'm loving these pillows so much! We're having a party starting Tuesday - {Not So} Tough Tuesday's on One Tough Mother - I'd love to have you!

    www.onetoughmom.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

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  22. Love the crisp lines! They all turned out well!

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  23. love love love these pillows. especially the rosette one, i agree with you the orange/pink floral looks fantastic!!

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  24. These are adorable! I'd love to see the other one : ) I love a good knock off! Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell!

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  25. Those are all so cute, I can't decide which I like best. I would love a tutorial on the turquoise pillow!

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  26. Great job on the pillows. I need to bust out my sewing machine. I have a link party on Tuesdays {The Inspiration Board} and I’d be thrilled if you linked this up. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Hope to see you there.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/10/inspiration-board-link-party-20.html
    carolyn - homework

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  27. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love @ Sew Chatty! LOVE your pillows! I featured you on the FB page! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  28. I really like the ruffles on the sides. I think it looks awesome. and the diagonal stripes are great too. I would love a tutorial.
    I'm a new follower so I know when you give that tutorial.;)
    everydaygameplan.net

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  29. Love the pillows & the colors are fantastic!

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  30. Love the pillows!!! I found you through Wow us Wednesday's...I am a new follower! I would love to see a tutorial on your pillow...I am teaching myself how to sew and need all of the help I can get! Can't wait to peek around your blog;)

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  31. the teal pillow is all kinds of awesome! :) im here from your girlish whims and will be back to check out your crafts! :)

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  32. oh-my-goodness!!! those are totally adorable!! i have to check out those tutorials. your blog is fabulous.

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  33. These are gorgeous! I'm not sure mine would turn out as nice since I'm not really a sewer, but I really want to try it!

    Stephanie
    chocolatecoveredbuttons.blogspot.com

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  34. I've awarded you with the Versatile Blog Award. Go to my site to check it out and enjoy your award (;
    http://www.sewcandid.blogspot.com

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  35. Good pillows can make my day and your this post has win my heart... perfectly inspiring... And the blue one is hot favourite so lovely ... Thanks for sharing...
    Visit me if you can
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  36. I love the colors you picked. If you have a moment, I'd love for you to link up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/10/linky-12-will-craft-for-fun.html

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  37. Beautiful! I especially like the bolster pillow!

    Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  38. These are gorgeous!! ...and I love the pop of blue. You did a wonderful job! Newest follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-4.html

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  40. I love them- esp your Target-inspired one. I'd love to know how you did that (I'm kind of sewing-challenged unless I have it spelled out for me!)

    Thanks for sharing

    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

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  41. These look great! I'm going to assume that you finally got a sewing machine...makes thing 10x easier, huh?

    ...and thanks for the linky love :)

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  42. I love them all!!! Those colors really pop together too.....well done!

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  43. Oh my goodness you are so creative! I so wish I had sewing skills and could pull this off! Open up a Etsy shop so I can buy from you;)

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  44. How funny that I ran across this post :D Love, love, love your pillows!!! And, totally love that you went with the floral fabric for the remaining rosettes because the three fabrics together looks awesome. The pleated one is crazy cool too!!!

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  45. These are awesome! I would LOVE a tutorial on the long pillow. So chic!

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  46. Hi, Katie

    I just love your pillows. They look great! I stop by from the Shabby Creek Cottage link party. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Have a great weekend.
    Vanessa

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  47. Your pillows turned out great!!! Even if you "ran out of fabric" it looks like they were meant to be that way. :)

    Hugs,
    Gail @ thenurturednest

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  48. ooo! I love the blue one! I've taken pictures in stores before...they don't like it! haha.

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  49. I love your pillows! They are so bright and fun!

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  50. Adorable! I love how the color pops out at you. Nice job!

    I would love for you to stop by and link up your pillows for Functional Friday!

    ~Angela
    The Not So Functional Housewife

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  51. Very cute! I had to laugh about you taking pictures with your phone...I'm guilty of that too and totally feel like a spy, but I can't help myself!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  52. These pillow knock-offs are adorable! Wish I had the time to make something this cute. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-6.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  53. These are great!! I love them. Great designs, great color, just great!! Your newest follower. Christy

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  54. WOW! These are GORgeous! I looove them; the designs, the fabric, everything about them! I think the rosette one is my favorite too, but it's so hard to pick! Pleeease post a tutorial and a giveaway too!! And would you share here? I'm a new follower and pinning it too!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

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  55. Oh my goodness!!! Your pillows are fabulous!!! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  56. Hey girl! I featured you Fab pillows on this week's Terrific Under Ten!
    http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-to-terrific-under-ten-tuesday.html

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  57. these are so Brill Katie! I am featuring them at my party this week, they will be up this evening!! Thanks for linking up:)

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  58. I featured you today at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Congrats!! Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you'd like.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  59. Those pillows are awesome! Would you mind sharing a tutorial for all three of them?

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  60. katie--your pillows are gorgeous! Super job my dear.
    gail

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  61. Thanks Mariella! There is a link to a fabulous tutorial for the flower pillow and ruffle pillow in this post! And yes, I will most definately be doing a tutorial for the Target pillow soon!!

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  62. Love your pillows Katie~So darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  63. These are GORGEOUS! Amazing job.
    I'd love fo you to link up to my very first Fresh Friday Link party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/10/fresh-fridays-link-party.html
    -Maureen

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  64. These turned out awesome! I feel the same way you do about snapping pics inside stores. hehe Beautiful job.

    xo,
    Jami

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  65. The pillows are great! I would love to see a tutorial on this!

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