My brother bought some old army fabric a few years ago and recently gave it to me to make some pillows. I thought this was a great way to up-cycle some cool fabric and to be able to showcase it for people, especially since somewhere the is a story behind this fabric.
Pillows are pretty simply to put together. All you need is enough fabric for 2 squares measuring the same size. These pillows were 18"x18"
1st: Cut the fabric into desired size.
Next I cut a strip of these old buttons into 18" long to span across the width of the pillow to add a decorative touch.
Pin the decorative strip to one side of the pillow squares and then pin the other square to the first, right sides in.
Sew the sides together leaving a small opening to stuff the pillow. I used a Singer Serger machine and actually serged it twice since the fabric is so think, I wanted to make sure the pillows didn't bust open over time.
Then flip the pillow right side out and press the edges
Stuff until desired fluffiness and close the opening. I just hand stitched a back stitch to close the opening.
Wah-La! Finished pillow and only took about an hour from start to finish.