Twin duvet is full of pillow possibilities, any way you slice it
by Kathy Cano-Murillo – Nov. 1, 2008 12:00 AM
Special for the Republic
Recently, I was at a bedding store and came across a twin duvet on clearance. The price was right, as was the fabric design. There was only one setback: I didn’t need a twin duvet. I bought it anyway, having faith that I would think of a creative way to make use of it.
The conclusion came faster than I expected.
I whipped out my pinking shears, used some Fiberfill and transformed it into a cozy floor pillow and two matching pillows. You can cut up a duvet into any size you want – two large floor pillows (which could also double as a comfy dog bed) or four large bed pillows, whatever suits your needs.
2 large bags of Fiberfill or other fabric stuffing
To make one large floor pillow and two matching bed pillows, fold the duvet in half horizontally and then cut all the way across. Take one half and fold it horizontally and cut. Now you will have three large pieces. Starting with one of the smaller pieces, fold and pin in the edges on one of the raw sides. Sew. Use the remaining open side to fill with stuffing. Repeat seam closure. Now sew a 2-inch seam all the way around the pillow. Repeat for the third and larger piece.
Variations: Add trim around edges if you want, or tuft by adding buttons.
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