Keepsake Pillows

Welcome my Sweet blogging friends! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend. I want to give a special thank you to all of you that stopped by A Joyful Cottage. I was over whelmed by special comments and kindness. Thank you Nancy for spotlighting my little nest and to all of you who visited!

Today I want to share with you something that I have been wanting to do for a while now. If you have followed me for very long you will know that I love to make changes in my home seasonally by changing my pillow covers.  I finally broke out my sewing machine and this is what I came up with.

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These darling pillows are called “Keepsake Pillows”. What makes them so special is that they have a little pocket in the front where you can put little mementos. This pillow is my favorite. I used blue and white trims and then put in an antique hankie from a friend and a personal homemade card that a sweet blogger sent to me. The backing of the pillow front is from a vintage table runner that I had. It worked perfect.

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This is what the pillow fronts look like. I made them for a 15 X 15 pillow insert. All you do is sew a little pocket on the front. They are super easy! Then I sew them to the byfold pillow cover before I sew up the sides. I did a post on how to make them so if you are interested just click the photo above.

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If you want a project that you can use a lot of the bits and bobs that you have been saving this one is it. On this pillow cover I used a vintage linen tea towel for the pocket.

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Here is a sweet little lacy pillow that I made for a special friend.

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Pillows add so much character to a room. Who wouldn’t feel comfy in a room full of soft pillows? They are very inviting. I never spend more than four or five dollars a yard on my pillow covers because I like to change them out often.

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Here are some new covers that I made for the sofa in my sitting room. I love the soft blue and whites for Spring.

Basement entrance

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I also made a curtain to cover up my storage area as you come in through my front door. It made such a huge change in my kitchen that I should have done it a long time ago. What was I thinking? lol

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Last but not least my sweet pink chair received her new cushion cover with lots of lace. I decided not to paint her I’ve been told that it is not comfortable. So even though she is thinning in some places she will stay pink until I can afford to have her covered. Maybe I’ll get brave enough to do it myself. SCARY!

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Here is a sweet lovely pillow that I put a lot of lace on. The Keepsake pillows are not washable, I either sewed the items on them or used fabric glue. So I will spot clean them and I put them in places around the house where they will not be used a lot.

I hope that you enjoyed my post today. Let me know what you think of them.

What is your next project? I would love to know.



I will be partying at these blogs:


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm



Tuesday Garden Party @ Creative Country Mom

Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House

Lets talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

43 thoughts on “Keepsake Pillows

  1. Hello, I am visiting from Judith’s Mosaic Monday.. I just love your keepsake pillows. They are so pretty and a great idea. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!


  2. Love your keepsake pillows. Very pretty. I have one that I have my grandparent’s wedding pic in and my grandmothers glasses and my grandpa’s glasses and watch in side. Love these pillows.
    Have a great week leading up to Easter.


  3. I just love your idea of making keepsake pillows! What a special gift for someone who has “everything”… this is a one of a kind gift. I loved seeing all your creations… and you are inspiring me to get the dust off my sewing machine! I found you from Nancy’s site, and I look forward to getting to know you better! 🙂


  4. What beautiful pillows and a nice keepsake idea. Just love your gorgeous comfortable pink chair, could just sit there and do a bit of embroidery.


  5. Your pillows are so pretty, my friend! I love making pillows and it’s fun to see other ideas and inspirations. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!


  6. Hello, Jo! What beautiful pillows you make….it’s evident that so much thought and love goes into each one. Love the idea of a keepsake pillow–especially with Mothers’ Day coming soon. Personal gifts are always the best, aren’t they? You are inspiring me to finish a pillow I started (gulp) two years ago, then put aside to work on other projects. Happy Easter to you, Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂


  7. Jo, your memory pillows are just gorgeous! I saw a similar pillow at a shop just down the road from my home called, Dear Lizzie. It was marked over $100. I thought I would try and make one but haven’t yet. Pinning yours for great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  8. I love pillow covers and these are fabulous! I love it that you can use up little bit and pieces of fabric and mementos. Stopping by from Thursday Favorite things, Michele


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