Lately I've been trying to wrap up existing sewing projects before buying materials for any new ones. I am also trying to reuse items rather than throw them away. One recent quick project that accomplished both goals involved reusing a couple of old pillows.
I bought these two red pillows a while back, when we were staging our previous house to put it on the market. They added a little color to the living room, but they were cheap and have suffered a bit at the hands (mouth?) of our dog--notice the chewed corners in the "before" shot:
I had already purchased the animal print material you see underneath the original pillows in the shot above, so I made some piping, cut open the red pillow covers, and reused the stuffing in my new throw pillows:
They add a little pattern to our living room couch, and I'm planning on making some striped pillows to pull together all the colors--green, tan, brown, cream. I have another repurposing idea involving pillows and an old throw (another victim of the dog--there are many of these!), so stay tuned for that coming up soon.
In the meantime, Sammy, back away from the pillows! Doesn't he already look guilty?!