I’m also posting this one on the other blog, but here goes…Aren’t you lucky? You get three blog posts from me today!
What is not cute is the fact that they charge $39.00 for the cover. Just the cover. Then you have to pay an additional $24 if you want the pillow insert, which you probably do seeing as how that’s the actual pillow part & all. Then there is a $6 shipping fee for the insert. The cover they are kind enough to ship for free.
Oh, Pottery Barn, why must you torture me so? I love you & your design style and your awesome ideas like making something as comfy as a pillow even more comfy by wrapping it in a cozy sweater. That being said, there is just no way I’m paying $69 for one pillow. With tax that’s more than $70 FOR ONE PILLOW!
I can’t swing that. But I can swing $3.50, and that’s exactly what I paid for the knock-off I made today. 🙂
You see, I bought this sweater at Goodwill yesterday with this project in mind. Then I washed it, because, well, you know.
Then I cut one big square out of the front and another big square out of the back & sewed them together on 3 sides.
Then I took one of these hideous pillows that came with the love seat we have in our basement, stuck it inside & sewed up the last end. If you wanted to get creative you could make some kind of button closure, but I’m cheap, excuse me, frugal, and impatient, so I did it the easy way.
And I got the pillow on the left, pictured here with the adorable starfish pillows I got super cheap a few weeks ago. Remember them? He he, feeling super proud today of the fact that I paid a grand total of $11 for these two pillows while someone else could have ordered them from PB for over $90.
Please do yourself a favor and do not buy things from the PB that you can make yourself. Save your money in case something amazing comes along that you just can’t duplicate, like those crab melamine plates. Sigh. I’m still excited about those! (which I did buy, at their full retail price, and it was worth it.)