Friday’s Fabulous Fabrics !!
This post I’m sharing the beautiful fabric I have been dreaming of.
I read a post on a living room project by one of my favorite Interior Designers, Veronica of Casa Vilora Interiors . Since, I could not stop thinking about the leopard pillows that were featured. I love the entire room and the leopard pillows looked so dreamy they were calling my name. Check out the beautiful textiles, the mix of colors and prints. It’s just Divine. I had to have those leopard pillows!
Off to shopping I go to find this scrumptious leopard fabric.
Pillows and florals are the easiest way for me to refresh a space without breaking the bank. However I did not know the proper fabric brand name or designer name to order the fabric. Since time was on my side, literally for months I left it alone in my dreams and went on to other projects……
Until….one day …. I heard the angels singing…I found the brand name of the fabric. (I won’t bore you with details)
“Braemore Jamil Natural Velvet Leopard” la la la
Finally…I was so excited I did the happy dance.
With all that excitement I only purchased 1 yard 😦 😦
A little pricey. Ranging from $29.00 to $35.00 a yard. Sold online at FabricMill.com, BarrasFabrics.com, DecorativeFabricsDirect.com, and eBay.com. It’s 100% soft velvet cotton. Dry clean only. The pile is short with a soft smooth hand and the color/print is “Vibrant” to say the least. I think it is well worth the price. Definitely pennies will be saved to buy more. Great for upholstered chairs, ottomans, pillows, cushions, headboards. One yard was ordered but I actually received 44.5″. So glad for the extra because I was able to use every inch making 21″ pillows instead of 18″.
A super simple DIY pillow fabrication which makes super gorgeous pillows…It’s all about the fabric.
- I cut four 22″ squares of face fabric. For both sides front and back.
- For the lining I used white Premium Muslin
- Inserted an invisible zipper. If you don’t have an invisible zipper foot one can be purchased at most fabric shops for less than $5.
- After sewing the top and sides of the lining, I attached the lining to the pillow cover using the drop-in method. (much like lining a hand bag) Where the wrong sides of each fabric are together and the open end of the lining is sewn to the seam allowance of the zipper. This makes a nice clean finish perfect for pillows with an invisible zipper.
- $29.00 fabric
- $5 for 2 invisible zippers (using coupon)
- $5.99 for 1 yard of 90″premium white muslin for the lining (coupon used. Regular price is $9.99 a yard)
- Total $39.99
- Down pillow inserts I already had
Online 1 – 20″ pillow cover for $40.00…VS … 2 – 21″ pillow covers for $39.99.
Time for another happy dance: I was quite pleased.
I’m considering these pillows as an investment because they coordinate with any color or print year round. I can literally use them in any room whenever I need a quick décor refresh.
Oh you bet I’ll team these babies up with bright floral prints, stripes and solids.
I see an upholstered stool coming soon. Here are a few pictures that definitely gives inspiration for upcoming Fall projects….What I love most about leopard prints, especially high-end fabric as this one, is the versatility. It’s timeless but you either love it or not so much.
Now for those coordinating prints, off to shopping I go….see ya soon with more floral prints
Thanks for stopping by. Have a Fun and Safe Happy 4th!!
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