Do you love the idea of filling your space with throw pillows that are decorative but can also be used for actual comfort? You’ll probably be able to find ones you like at the store, but we all know it’s usually more fun to make dual purpose things like that yourself!
Check out these 15 fantastic pillow-making tutorials that will have you creating yourself a comfier space in no time!
1. No-sew front knotted pillow cover
Do you love the idea of making your own decorative pillow case but you’re not so sure that your sewing skills are quite up to that challenge yet? Check out this adorable no-sew pillow cover pattern featuring a chic little knot in the front for some texture. See how it’s done on
2. Envelope style pillow case
Do you like the idea of being able to get your decorative pillow cases off easily, but you also want it to stay on well when you move them around or when guests actually use them? This envelope style case by
is perfectly constructed for both of those things! When it comes to sewing patterns, is also a nice, simple one for learners.
3. Long Shibori pillow case
Are you as obsessed with Shibori patterns as we are? This tutorial by
4. Simple graphic throw pillows
Are you looking for a pillow cover pattern that’s very simple in construction so you can use a busily patterned material without things looking too overwhelming? Check out this easy square design by
5. Quick pillows made from store-bought napkins
6. Sewn throw pillow cover with a pom pom edge
Do you like the idea of a sqaure decorative pillow cover, but you’d like your design to have a little something extra? Consider giving it a pom pom border around the outside edge, just like
7. DIY fold-over buttoned pillow case
Do you like the folding envelope style of pillow cover, but you’d actually like to make use of the place where the material overlaps in a decorative way?
suggests flipping the case around so the fold shows at the front and fastening buttons all the way down to keep it closed and add some texture.
8. Button-up pillows from dress shirts
By now, you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty crazy about repurposing projects. Pillow covers are no exception! We love this idea from
for turning old button up shirts and blouses into buttoning pillow covers.
9. Easy No-sew pillow with a fringed edging
Did you love the idea of adding a trim around the edge of your decorative pillow but pom poms aren’t necessarily your style? Try this easy fringed look from
10. Monogrammed throw pillows
Everyone loves customizing things to their own personality, style or space, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with a monogram! There are plenty of ways to do this, but we love the neat, simple way that
11. Gathered pillow with a button centre
Do you love how the first no-sew pattern gathers in the front but you’d like a look that’s a little fancier than just tying fabric in a knot? Try adding a rounded fabric “button” in the centre of some pinched gatherings.
12. Pinched throw pillow case
Do you like the gathered style of the previous pillow but you’d like something perhaps a little more delicate? Instead of gathering all of the fabric across the front into one centre point, try creating smaller gathering points scattered all over instead! We love that it creates a visual experience with each little pinch. See how it’s done on
13. Stitched “Love” pillow
Are you more a fan of cute graphics than you are textures or simple patterns? Easily sewed block letters like the ones on this “LOVE” pillow by
14. Thrift shop sweater pillow cases
15. NYC t-shirt pillow case
Do you like the idea of upcycling clothing but you don’t have any sweaters or blouses available like the previous clothing tutorials call for?
Do you know someone who loves DIY decor and has a penchant for decorative pillows on just about every surface of their home? Share this post with them just in case they need a couple more!