Back in the summer, I picked up this luscious piece of upholstery fabric remnant (about 3 yards) for $10 at a yardsale. I brought it home, sure I could find something to do with it and since I have golds and browns in my den, finally decided to make it into a throw. It has that bit of aqua blue in the flower, which I love.
It took me awhile, but I got out the sewing machine (that little $45 yardsale find has really come in handy too) and just simply turned over the edges and stitched it up and I had picked up some brush trim to add to the ends, just to fancy it up a little.
With just a little sewing, I now have myself a nice and comfy throw for the sofas in the den. I cut off 1 yard of and left the remaining 2 yards for the throw, so it’s plenty generous in size, especially since it’s fabric width, more like a blanket.
And the backside of the fabric is almost a chenille, so it’s really cozy and soft. I wouldn’t want any professional seamstresses to examine it, but it’s just fine for my purposes. 🙂 I am not the best sewer in the world.
See how great it looks on the brown leather sofa and with the houndstooth pillows my mom sewed up for me? I think I have about $22 total in this throw and if you price throws like this in the store, they can run over $100. Not to mention this one is really big.
So, don’t overlook upholstery or fabric remnants when you’re out scouting the sales. You never know what you might run across. I gave the other 1 yard piece of fabric to my friend, Debbie, and she made 2 pillows for her gold sofa.
So this 3 yard piece of remnant fabric really got stretched!
Someone asked about fringe sources. I got this one at Hobby Lobby, (oops I misspoke, after checking my receipt, I did get this one at Fabric and Fringe Warehouse too) but I have a favorite store in my hometown of Marietta, GA called Fabric and Fringe Warehouse. I’ve posted about them before in a shopping post, but they also have an online shop (click that first link) and they carry a pretty good selection online of fabric and fringe and you can order samples before you commit to purchase. And they have the best prices I’ve seen on fringe.