Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tea Towel Pillowcases

Tea Towel Pillows

I love Sophie Allport's patterns and prints and as I have her lovely 'Christmas Deer' table runner I wanted to use the same fabric and create some matching home furnishings.
When I was at the 'Country Living' fair in Harrogate, she had a stall and I picked up a matching tea towel in the deer print. I then had the idea to make some of my easy peasy cushion covers using the tea towel as the front fabric. (Click HERE for Instructions for easy peasy cushion covers.)

What I love about this method is that it is really inexpensive. The tea towel was £6 and I have made two pillows to sit in front of my usual spotty large pillows. For me, it also helps me create a sense of similarity in my decor. As our downstairs is open plan I have always worked at it all flowing through so it creates a visual large amount of space. Having matching pillows and matching table clothes helps to give an illusion of similarity running through the room even though the furniture in there clearly marks different areas.

As I am not the biggest fan of red everything over Christmas this print is perfect for me. I have also picked up a £1 tea towel from Primark in a similar shade of grey. With that as the front of the pillow and some beautiful grey tartan cotton from Dunelm on the back I have created a cheap but stylish way of adding Christmas comfort to our house.

I can not tell you how pleased I am with these. They have worked perfectly and I will definitely shop for tea towels before I shop for meters of expensive fabric.

Post by Emily


  1. I think the cushions look very festive!

  2. What lovely cushions! Your blog is inspiring me to try to be more creative! : )


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