A DIY Maternity Dress Pillow Cover is a great way to hold onto those sweet memories without clogging up your closet. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make your own!
I’m redoing my husband’s closet, giving him a Man Closet, if you will, for Father’s Day. That means while the makeover’s going on he had to move all of his stuff into mine. That was as good a time as any to purge all of the unneeded things I keep in there including my maternity clothe,s some of which I wore with my almost 12 year old. So it was definitely time.
I hated the thought of parting with ALL of them though, even if I don’t have any plans of using them again. So when I was taking pics of our Dining Room Buffet Makeover the other day and saw this tomato red striped pillow peeking out of the corner, it gave me an idea. I love the pink in my cow painting’s nose so I played it up with some pretty pink flowers. And I knew just the thing to help me play up that cute pink nose even more and take care of the red tomato stripes that just weren’t working in that chair anymore.
So while all of the rest of my unused clothes got donated this pretty little dainty dress, which I cannot even imagine myself in while pregnant, stayed with me.
- Old Dress
- Sewing machine
- Matching thread
- Sewing pins
- 18 x 18 pillow form
I turned the dress inside out and pinned it just under the arm sections.
Then I sewed along a straight line from under arm to under arm section. Cut away the excess top.
I turned the dress right side in again and slipped it over the pillow form.
I kept the little waist tie which looks perfect for a pillow. Now all we have to do is tidy up the bottom.
I turned the pillow upside down to the open side of the dress and made a kind of envelope fold that met down the center.
Then I just sewed it up along the seam.
Tied the ends in a knot…
And tucked in the corners. It’s lazy sewing I suppose but I love easy and I also love all the gathering folds.
I definitely think it fits the space a lot better. And I’m really glad I get to keep a little memento of that precious time and in such a practical way.
I can’t help but worry though that it probably looks cuter on this pillow than it did on me! Either way, it was such a cute dress. I’m glad I get to keep it.
What’s your favorite way to hold onto sentimental things without taking up valuable space in your home or keeping them tucked away in a dusty attic space?