There are three reasons I like to sew my own pillow covers. ^_^
- They allow me to change the color scheme in my living room without having to put in much effort. We have lots of browns and beiges in the furniture and carpet, and then cream-colored walls so most pillows go just fine. I can even change with the season if I feel so inclined. By adding a few accent pieces to go with the new colors, I can create a whole new look!
- They are MUCH less expensive than going out and buying new pillows – and I do love new pillows! Covers allow me to feel like I have new pillows without the high cost.
- They are washable. No more worrying about spot cleaning! I throw mine (all cotton) in the wash and even the dryer.
And they are simple to make!
And that’s it! What’s so great about pillow covers (in addition to the reasons I gave earlier) is that the fabric choices available in store and online are amazing so you can get really creative with patterns and styles. And you can use any size pillow since you’re just laying fabric on top to measure.