Friday, September 30, 2016

How to Make Easy Throw Pillows

I've been feeling the need for something new in my living room. I wanted something pretty, something with a pattern, and something inexpensive. I decided on some throw pillows. They are easy to make, inexpensive and you can find lots of different fabric choices to fit your style. Learn how to make your own throw pillows by following my easy step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make Easy Throw Pillows

When I saw this fabric I fell in love! I love the flower pattern, and the color matches perfectly with my existing dyed pillows. I grabbed a yard of the fabric. Using a 40% off coupon made it quite inexpensive.

Then it sat in the sack for a few weeks until I got around to making the pillows. This must be an important step because it's always how I do things :)

Once I did set out to make the pillows it was a super quick project.

Supplies you will need to make throw pillows

1 yard fabric for two pillows {This will of course depend on the size of pillows you want.}
sewing machine
needle {for hand-stitching the opening closed}

Cutting the fabric

Leaving the fabric folded as it comes off the bolt, cut out two 18 X 18 inch squares. Since the fabric is folded, you will end up with 4 squares - 2 for each pillow. {Adjust size as wanted}

How to Make Easy Throw Pillows

Assembling the Throw Pillows

1 - With right sides together, sew around all sides of the fabric, leaving a 5-6 inch opening in the center of one side for turning.

2 - Clip the corners. This reduces bulk in the corners when the pillow is turned right side out. To do this simply cut the corner off. You want to be close to the seam, but don't accidentally cut through it.

3 - Turn the pillow right side out.

4 - Stuff the pillow with poly-fill.

5 - Hand-stitch the opening closed.

How to Make Easy Throw Pillows

I loved this fabric so much that I went back and got another 1/2 yard to make a little table runner for the distressed dresser I keep in the living room.

Simple Table Runner

For the table runner, I folded and pressed the edges under 1/2", then another 1/2" and sewed in place. I did the long ends first then the short ends. Super easy!

How to Make Easy Throw Pillows

For more pillow ideas follow me on Pinterest. I have a board just for pillows, plus tons of other great crafts and recipes!

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