I have always said that if something speaks to you and you love it, don’t pass it up. You can never go wrong if you learn to listen to your gut when you see something that you are drawn to.
You may not know what to do with it yet, but you will always find a way to incorporate it into your home.
For me, it was these Cavallini napkins. It’s no secret that I love navy blue and flowers so when I saw these, I was instantly in love. I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them when I got them but I figured it out pretty quickly.
I redid a wall in the area off of my kitchen this fall (I’ll be sharing about that soon) and I thought these cloth napkins would make the perfect throw pillows.
Since they were already hemmed, it made the project even easier. All they needed before sewing was a wash and iron.
I placed the backs of two napkins together. I didn’t even pin them… I’m crazy like that lol.
Then sewed the two sides and the top together leaving the bottom open.
With the napkins being hemmed, I sewed close to the seam and that was all that was needed.
My couch came with pillows that I never use so I grabbed two and stuffed one inside each napkin set.
Then all that was needed was to stitch the bottoms of the napkins together with the pillow inside.
If you don’t have a sewing machine this is a project that you could even sew by hand since it is quick and easy.
I could have used these beautiful napkins as napkins, but since I don’t use a lot of cloth napkins, I think they are perfect as pillows. I am so glad I listened to my instincts and picked them up when I saw them.
You could use any fabric you like to make throw pillows… use whatever speaks to you. Think vintage fabric scraps, pillowcases, clothing, or grain sacks; the possibilities really are endless.
And here is a little sneak peek of the new brick wall. I’ll share more about this super inexpensive project next week 🙂