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Thread: Ugly Backrest Pillow Made Beautiful

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    Super Member Alu_Rathbone's Avatar
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    Well, beautiful to me at least.

    We had this really ugly backrest pillow from what I'm suspecting was the the 1970's. It was brown, yellow and green. It was gross. So I found a pattern from McCalls (McCalls 2450) and made the pattern for the pillow. I believe that I did a pretty good job making the cover to go over this hideous pillow. I can't wait to get it to my new dorm room and hope that people ask me about it...

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    I see a world of difference!

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    The colors of the new cover are different shades of blue... and more appealing than the first one. I love it!

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    Good Job! Looks alot better.

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    Great job! It looks like a whole new pillow!

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    Nice cover up.

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    You did a great job!!

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    Great job! The pillow looks happier now!

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    Nice

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    Looks great.

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    a world of difference... very refreshed

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    So fresh and inviting. Good job!

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    Beautiful difference.

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    Love the handle idea!!

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    Awesome pillow/backrest! I really like how you added a handy dandy handle for moving it !

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    Yes do remember the 70's avacado green ! LOL The blues are much better; makes us feel so good to redo something. My grandmother still doesn't understand me cutting up good fabric then sewing it together again -- he humor. She gives me old shirts to cut up after she has taken the buttons off. I told her I didn't have time to do that.

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    Great makeover love the new fabric!!!

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    Oh, much better than the before!

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    Looks like new!

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    That's a lot better so much pretter.

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    I think you did a GREAT job! Way to recycle and still end up with something you'll use and love!

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    great job!

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    Great job. makes a huge difference.

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    Thank you!!! I figured that since it was still pretty fluffy and practically brand new, that it was still usable... just needed the make over!

    Thank you so much!

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    Good job

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