Is it just me or does a new throw pillow just bring the whole room together? Make this decorative DIY throw pillow cover with just a few materials and a little time to complete the look of any room.
DIY Throw Pillow Cover
Once the DIY Headboard was hung in our master bedroom the room needed one more thing to complete the coastal/tropical vibe I was going for. I spotted a decorative pillow at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and was inspired by the texture by use of cord and rope. This was immediately followed by “I can make that” and I snapped a photo. In my fabric stash I found some neutral fabric plus a variety of yarn, cord, and trimmings to make the DIY throw pillow cover. It was fun to make and really easy. Here’s how you can do it too!
- throw pillow form (update an existing or purchase a new Pillow Form )
- fabric, enough to cover your pillow form
- scraps of yarn, cord, lace, edging, biased tape, rope, trimmings, etc.
- invisible zipper
- coordinating thread
I used a 14″ x 28″ Poly-fil Lumbar Pillow insert.
Gather a pile of decorative trimmings. Ribbon, cord, rope, bias tape, lace, or fabric salvage edges are great items to use. Think about combining a variety of textures and widths.
Cut two pieces of your base fabric 1″ larger than size of the pillow insert. This will give you a 1/2″ seam allowance on all sides.
You can make this pillow with the decoration on one side or both sides. If both sides will have the decoration you can choose to have them exactly the same or different. Arrange the trimmings across the two pieces of fabric.
I chose to have both sides match and made the trimmings line up from front to back as best as possible. Cut the trimmings down the middle of the front and back fabric.
Pin or clip the trimmings into place on one edge of the fabric.
Sew across the cords where you pinned with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Sew each piece of yarn, string, ribbon, and lace from edge to edge. Vary your stitch length and style to fit with each piece.
Repeat with the second piece of fabric.
Add a zipper. I chose to have an invisible zipper on the short end of this diy throw pillow cover.
With the right sides facing sew the remaining three edges together. Flip right side out, stuff with the pillow insert, and zip it up.
This DIY Throw Pillow sits on our bed everyday and looks great with our DIY Headboard.
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