DIY Pillow Covers: Round 2

I’ve kind of fallen in love with making covers for my throw pillows… It’s just such an easy way to change up the look and feel of our living room… Since our house is 43′ long and 8.5′ wide and has wheels, customizing is at SOMEWHAT of a minimum. 

It might be a little early for fall colors, and I think I’ll change them back for the next week or so, or at least until Labor Day, but I couldn’t resist making these once I had the fabric! I found it at JoAnn’s on clearance….  

Adorbs! (Allen: if you’re reading this, that means adorable) 😉

It’s fall-ish and puppy-ish, not to mention glittery! (You can’t really see that from the photo…)

So, I had to make them. The last ones I made, and what I’m going to go back to at least until Tuesday are plain turquoise.  

 And the DIY for those is here

But now that my sewing is getting a little better, and this fabric shows a little more what I was doing, I thought I’d post it again. 

You’ll need: 

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • A measuring tape

I made a 12×16″ and a 16×16″ envelope style cover for pillows that came with Allen (brown and dark blue). 

For the 16×16″… I cut the fabric to 17″x36″ (I added 1/2″ on each side for the seams then 3″ for the overlap/envelope).

I sewed a 1/2″ hem on both short ends.   

  Then I folded it, right sides together, in almost thirds, overlapping the ends, to make the entire size 16″x16″.  

 Then I pinned it in place on the overlap. Then I sewed each edge.  

 Next, flip it right-side-out. And stuff the pillow in! 

I really want to try this next:  

But it looks a LITTLE more difficult!

2 thoughts on “DIY Pillow Covers: Round 2

  1. Love your fabric! I too could make endless throw pillow covers! My problem is none of them ever go together … I just see a cool fabric and think “MUST MAKE COOL PILLOW WITH THAT” and off I go! It’s rather a mish mash of designs around here!

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    • Thanks! I had to get it once I spotted it! Mish mash isn’t a bad thing! That’s what my whole house is! I just pick up random things I like from wherever we go… I like it better than super matchy matchy myself.


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