Thursday, April 15, 2010

Copy Cat "Pottery Barn" Burlap Pillow made by Margret

Burlap pillows are all over blogland right now and I've seen several Pottery Barn knock-offs duplicated. I'm not sure how they did theirs but here is how I did mine. I don't think you could get any cheaper than this version.

Buy a pillow at 2nd hand store for a buck. (cheaper than buying a new pillow form) better yet, recover one you already own.

Find a font you like and size and print saying out on paper. (this will be your pattern)

use a Sharpie marker (I used medium point)

If you have the luxury of owning a light box, use this to trace saying onto square of burlap, otherwise hold it up to the window and get a tired arm but the same end product.

Marvel at how you can't tell it was done with a Sharpie.

Sew burlap together on 3 sides to fit pillow.

Insert pillow and if you're like me, pull out your handy dandy hot glue gun and glue 4th side shut,
or, be proper and take the time to sew 4th side shut.

stand back, admire and feel warm fuzzies knowing Pottery Barn would set you back $49 dollars and yours cost about a buck fifty!

I'm going to do some different sayings and graphics as well.


  1. love this! I think I'll run out and get some burlap this afternoon!

  2. This looks great!! I'm always looking for ways to knock off PB! :)

  3. What a sweet idea! I have a light box I never use and never thought about using it on material and my mind is running wild with ideas.


  4. Ohhhhh. This is so very cool. I'm thinking some initial pillows for my kids' rooms!

  5. I just featured this today! Stop by and grab a button!

  6. Wow! I linked over from Brown Paper Packages. I can not believe that's a sharpie! How awesome! I'm happy to be following your blog and look forward to seeing some more cool creations from you!

  7. I love this idea. I am going to try it out tomorrow! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower! Take care.

  8. Do you sell these?