Envelope Pillow with Piping
An envelope pillow is the easiest style of throw pillow to make, the overlapping pieces on the back make taking off the cover easy.
This pillow also has piping around the edges, but you can choose to make it with or without the piping. Piping adds an extra finishing touch that can make the pillow look polished and professional.
There are many different styles of pillows, this one is a basic throw pillow that’s finished with an invisible stitch. It’s easy to make and a quick way to update your decor with the fabric of your choice.
Quilted Pillow - Strip Quilt Technique
This decorative pillow cover is made using a strip quilt technique to create a pattern. If you haven’t quilted before, that’s not a problem. Doing a smaller project like this is a good introduction. You can also use this technique to make a larger quilt.
No Sew Outdoor Pillow
This no sew project is outdoor pillow using fabric glue instead of sewing. This is an envelope pillow, so the cover is easy to swap out. It’s easy to make, and also easy to change out for a fresh look.
Burlap Pillow with a Ribbon Heart
This decorative burlap heart pillow is great for Valentine’s Day as a gift or décor. You can also create other shapes for holidays or even monograms.
Flanged Pillow Shams
These are simple flanged pillow sham with an envelope back. The flange refers to the extra fabric around the edges. You can use quilting weight cotton, sheeting, or décor fabric. Customize your pillow sham in any way you want.
Want to make a matching duvet cover? Check out How to Make a Duvet (Comforter) Cover to see how.
Roll Up Satin Pillowcase
Make your own satin pillowcase with this easy roll up method. Your hair and skin will thank you!
This simple DIY floor cushion makes for comfortable seating for the living room, bedroom, or playroom. The optional zipper opening makes it easy to switch out the pillow form if it starts to get flat.
Sequin Pillow with Ruffles
This ruffled sequin throw pillow uses two-sided sequin fabric, matte satin, and a round pillow insert.
Knotted Throw Pillow
Knotted throw pillows are a really fun way to bring a little texture and a funky look to your decor. They’re really easy to make so even beginner sewers can make a few for themselves and their friends.
No Sew Fleece Pillow
This no sew fleece pillow is a quick and easy project. The one seen here is a 16 by 16 inch kid’s pillow. In addition to fleece, stretch knit fabrics are also great to use because they don’t fray and they tie well.
Scrap Fabric Pillow
With leftover scraps of fabric you can create this fun, decorative throw pillow. No machine is required, just hand stitching. It’s a great way to use up those leftover scraps of fabric and re-use them, samples or swatches of fabric will also work.
Not quite ready to make your own pillow?