We had throw pillows with cute cardinals on them. They were terribly stained from spills and every day life. The thought of purchasing new pillows to replace pillows that were in great shape (minus complete staining) was unthinkable to me. So I took out my tape measure and went through my fabric stash. I had recently acquired some really fun fabric with images of deers and wolves! (How was I going to turn this into a dress? I was not sure. And I still might for I have some left.) These needed to become the new pillow covers though! With some extra plaid print for borders on the top and bottom. I used a zig zag and straight stitch on the edges of the plaid sewn to the animal print for extra strength. I also did a running stitch by hand to close the new pillows (yes the birds are now inside – why purchase stuffing when I can just put a bird inside it! – bad reference to Portlandia).
Here are the after shots. Enjoy the double sided deer and wolf pillows that now make our couch feel lodge like.