Now, I'm not a pattern kind of girl. Well, I should say, I like pattern but I end up gravitating to solids as a "safer" option. But I was determined that I needed some patterned fabrics for my pillows. The living room needed that extra touch. I had 2 solid colored pillows already and one striped one. The striped one was staying as is (I fell in love with the colors!), but the solid ones were getting recovered and I needed more. I bought 2 new ones at Pier 1. One was a solid velvet green (I know solid!) but the other was a pattern. (This was before I started making the covers.) It turned out that the pattern pillow is made with outdoor fabric, which I figure is more durrable for toddlers fingers.
When I went looking for fabric I happen to really like some fabrics that also turned out to be outdoor fabrics. So, with my more durrable fabrics as well as making pillow covers instead of just a pillow, I feel better about having nice pillows with a toddler.
These are my living room pillows
And here are the backs of the covered ones.
I had 2 old Pier 1 throw pillows on our bed and realized that they had zippers so the covers came off and I recovered those as well. And I had received at Trey's baby shower a pillow that had pink/purple butterflys on it that someone had made (we did know we were having a boy....), so I recovered it as well into something a bit more boyish.