Most dorm rooms are exactly the same. That’s why it’s so important to put your personal stamp on your space. You might not be able to paint the walls or change the window treatments, but you can choose bedding and decorative accents that reflect your personality.
If you can’t find the perfect accessory, make your own. These pillows were made from two pairs of jeans from Goodwill, one in pink and the other a printed black. I decided to make a woven pillow cover and another from the top half of the jeans.
- Cut the legs off at the crotch
- Cut open the side seam
- Cut 1 1/2” – 2” strips lengthwise from each color
Lay out the strips in a simple weave pattern The black strips are laid horizontally and the pink are woven in vertically
Use pins to keep both layers together and in place
Cut a square from the other leg the same size as the pillow form
Pin right sides together (the woven front and solid back)
- Sew around 3 sides with a sewing machine
- Trim off the excess fabric
- Turn right side out
- Insert pillow form
- Turn the unfinished edges of the opening under ½ inch
- Slipstitch the opening shut
Jean Top Pillow:
Cut off the legs at the crotch Sew bottom opening by machine Turn right side out Stuff with fiberfill Pin the top opening Sew the top opening shut by machine
Add key chains or fobs to the belt loops to personalize the pillows even more!