Funky Girl's Room Decor: Denim and Pompom Pillows
Add some casual, cool fun to a girl’s bedroom with these simple throw pillows.
Denim's classic cool is punctuated with fun, white pompoms in these super simple throw pillows. Denim fringe makes the perfect pillow trim. Letting it hang out makes these pillows easy to create.
As classic as jeans and a white t-shirt, these pillows bridge the gap between cool and kiddish. Any tween or teen girl would be happy to pile these fun pillows on their bed. The materials are all very easy to find and all four examples can be completed in an afternoon.
You will need:
- 1-1/2 yards of denim
- 12” or 14” pillow forms or pillow filling
- pompom trim (at least 5 feet)
- 1” pompoms
- 2” pompoms
- a pocket from an old pair of jeans
- white yarn
- yarn needle
- rotary cutter (optional) and cutting mat
- white thread
- sewing machine
- washer and dryer
Begin by measuring your pillow form. If you are using loose filler, determine the size of the pillow you want. Add 1 inch to the measurement.
Measure the distance on the denim and mark it.
Cut the fabric with scissors or a rotary cutter. Tip: A rotary cutter will produce a more polished look.
With all of the pieces cut (2 for each pillow), begin removing some of the threads on each side of each square to reveal 1/4 inch of fringe.
Wash all of the squares, including the one with the hashtag if applicable, and then dry them. When they are dry, press all of the squares. Pull on any long fringe strings and remove them with scissors.
To make the pompom trim pillow cut lengths of small pompom trim to match the width of the square. Lay the strings randomly, overlapping them.
Pin and sew them in place on one of the squares, back-stitching at the ends to secure them.
To sew the pillow together, place another denim square back to back on the front. Make sure the weave runs in the same direction and pin them in place. Sew them together on three sides with 1/2 allowance, starting and stopping 1/2 inch from each corner.
Use the opening to insert a pillow form. Mash it in and pin the opening closed at least an inch from the edge. Sew the opening closed, back-stitching at both ends to secure them. Trim away any excess threads.
To make the dandelion pillow, sew stems with yarn and a yarn needle, keeping the stitches even and the space between them even and very small. Attach a 2-inch pompom to the top of each stem with white thread. Sew the pillow together using the instructions above.
To make the hashtag pillow, draw a hashtag on the "good" side of the fabric using the edges of a ruler as your guide. Slant the hashtag in the opposite direction from how it will go on the pillow. Cut the hashtag out with scissors and flip it over.
Place the hashtag on the center of one of the squares. Pin and sew it in place around all of the edges with about 1/4 inch allowance. Remove the loose strings to reveal some fringe around the symbol. Wash, dry, and iron before proceeding with assembling using the instructions above.
To make the pocket pillow, cut a pocket from an old pair of jeans, pin and sew it in place in the bottom center of one of the squares. Tip: This can also be attached with fabric bond tape.
Follow the instructions above to finish the pillow.