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September 22, 2014

Easiest DIY pillow

easy pillow cover tutorial

I'm pretty positive this post where I shared about these pillows is my viewed post of all times.  I have been busy redoing our living room and dining room.  I have been loving updating things and realize how happy it makes me to love our space.  Goodbye red and beige.  Hello grey, yellow and blue! The last thing on my list was to update our pillow covers.  I bought my fabric online at fabric.com.  That is wear I've purchased fabric for Addilyn's nursery, our basement and our curtains.  It's cheaper than any stores I've looked at, and there are so many more choices.  

These pillows really are so easy, and honestly take me less than 15 minutes per pillow.  You only have to sew three straight lines and you're done!  And the nice thing is they can be taken off easily to be washed or to be changed out.  
pillow cover tutorial
pillow cover tutorial

Lay your pillow on top of your fabric.  Make sure there is space on both sides to fold it and overlap it and then an inch or so on top and bottom.  No need to measure!


Iron down both short ends and sew.

pillow cover tutorial

Turn your fabric inside out and overlap the edges. 
Cut off any extra fabric you have on the sides. 

pillow cover tutorial

Slide the pillow out and then sew up both sides. Turn it right side and put it on your pillow!

easy pillow cover
pillow cover tutorial

For the blue pillows I did a printed fabric on the front and a solid color for the back. (Honestly it's because I didn't order enough of the printed one, but I actually like how it turned out).  These were a tiny bit harder, but still pretty easy.  Just make your back piece a few inches longer than your front square so that you can make it overlap and then cut it in half.  Sew a piece to each side of your front.  And follow with step two and three! 

pillow cover tutorial
pillow cover tutorial

Pillows are the first sewing project I did and is probably the easiest thing to make.  I'm glad they are so easy because I made at least four for our basement playroom this summer and have changed the ones in our living room quite a few times!

easy diy pillow



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8 comments:

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ooo! Those are great! I love the blue pattern! Come redo all of my pillows please :)

heckyeshotmess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so talented! I must do this to spice up our living room!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are so cute! I really need to learn how to use my sewing machine!!!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

If only I even knew how to sew a freaking button on a shirt ;) hilarious. But these are SO cute!!!! Great job, girl!

Sheila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great DIY! Love the blue pattern!


xo - Sheila
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J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Look at you! You are amazing. I'll have to look for fabric on there!

Kacie Ellis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate spending money on new pillows (I found a pattern that I liked but the pillows were $50 each!) so this is a great idea! I hope I'm crafty enough to do it :)

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Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE making my own pillow cases! Yours are super cute! :-)