I've always felt that a well made pillow can transform the look of a couch, bed, or bench. It is also a great way to try new techniques with out wasting too much fabric or time. Perhaps you just bought an embroidery machine and you want to give it a whirl. The best fabric to start embroidering with is a woven medium to heavy weight cotton. It is more predictable and has less room for errors. Below is a pic of a funky embroidered pillow.
Or perhaps you want to do a bit of appliqué or quilting. Show off your new found skills by creating one of a kind pillows!!
This pillow was designed by me to encourage sewers to try different techniques and explore the world of optional accessories that are available for their machines.
Piping can always give your pillows that professional look!!
Or you can use up some of your scrap quilting fabrics to appliqué a flower.