Pillows can be a great decoration item, but you can also make them look more interesting by adding some fun and new elements to them. You can use clothes and buttons, you can sew some patchwork on top of the pillow, or you can even sew small toys.
From handmade pillows that are perfect for hiding stains to fancy silk fabric ones that will give your home office an upgrade, we have all the top DIY pillow ideas for you!
1. DIY T-Shirt Throw Pillow
Do you know that t-shirt in your closet? The one you love but don’t wear anymore. I have good news for you. You can make a great new throw pillow with it without spending a penny. This guide will show you how to do it in a jiffy.
2. DIY Hearts Pillow
These conversation heart pillows are easy to make, and they are the perfect decorative touch for a bedroom or nursery. Cut a heart template out of cardstock and use that to measure and cut your fabric. Sew it together, add your batting or pillow stuffing, and then use iron-on letters to make your conversations.
3. DIY Buttons Pillow
You can make a pillow out of any old pillow, or you can work on something new with buttons. The perfect place to add a bit of color is in the living room. Buttons can be used in so many different ways, and are a fantastic decoration for any project. Click the link below to learn how this was done.
4. DIY Sunflower Pillow
Among all the types of pillows, the felt pillow is considered one of the best. It is both practical and gorgeous because you can do a lot of things with it. Using felt to create sunflower petals that adorn the entire front. Cutting out the flower petals will take a long time. Once you've done that, the rest of this craft is easy.
5. DIY Throw Pillow African
It won’t hurt to have a touch of African craft in your home. Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial where the creator shows you how to make a throw pillow using African fabric. The making process is basically the same with regular pillows.
6. How To Sew A Pillow
This tutorial is for people who have a sewing machine at home and know how to use it properly. In this DIY, the creator will show you how to sew a pillow using items that you might already have laying around your home. The making process is quite easy to follow.
7. DIY Throw Pillows
Here’s another guide with different ideas on making throw pillows. The best part of this project is the fact that you will be making these pillows without using a sewing machine. They’re affordable and pretty much easy to make.
8. How To Make A Pillow
If you have been spending a lot of pillows, it is time to stop! This tutorial shows you how to make a pillow for your bed, the steps are easy to follow, also, the pillow seems quite comfortable. I highly recommend this project, especially for beginners.
9. DIY Gold Foil Pillow
Here's a gold foil accent pillow that's so elegant and easy to make. You cover the fabric base with gold foil, like wrapping paper, and then sew white cotton fabric over it to hold it in place. You can also do this in silver or if you're looking for a great holiday accent pillow, use red and/or green foil to create lovely Christmas colors.
10. DIY Mondo Pom Pom Pillow
You can buy this mondo pom pom pillow at Pottery Barn…and spend way too much money on it…or you can make it yourself using bulky yarn and canvas. First, make the pillow from the canvas. Next, make pom poms and attach them to the sides. Check out the full tutorial.
11. DIY Pillow Tutorial Pattern
You'll be able to give your pillows an interesting look by using up the fabric scraps you have lying around. Making the pillow involves cutting out a burlap rose and sewing the fabric together. The making process is quite easy to follow.
12. DIY Peacock Pillow
If you have an obsession with peacocks, this is the perfect pillow for you to DIY. It has such a gorgeous peacock design and is so colorful that it fits into any room's décor. You will need one pillow form and white twill fabric. The colors are so gorgeous and the felt feathers are so easy to make and attach.
13. DIY Large Floor Pillow
Unlike others this is a large floor pillow, it is not to be used on your bed but on the floor. The making process would take more time due to the size, however, all the steps to making this DIY pillow are easy to follow. The materials used can also be gotten easily.
14. DIY Throw Pillows
Here’s another unique design to check out, must say, the creator did a good job with this DIY throw pillow. The design is minimal and lovely. Check out the video for a complete rundown of how it was made.
15. How To Sew A Throw Pillow
Who is this for? This special tutorial is for people who know how to sew but have never made a pillow before or know the processes involved. In this tutorial, the creator breaks down the process step-by-step. It is pretty much easy to follow if you know your way around a sewing machine.
16. DIY Anthropologie Pillows
Here’s another no-sew project for you. These kinds of pillows are perfect for the winter season when it is cold and you need warmth. They are quite thick and great for giving you the warmth you desire.
17. DIY Pouf Pillows
Pillow Poufs are really popular at the moment and you may have noticed that they can be quite pricey. There's a way to get around this though if you have some fabric and pillow filling lying around. This tutorial shows you all you need to know about making these.
18. DIY Rustic Pillow
If you want a DIY pillow that will match your rustic-themed home, here’s one to consider making. The tutorial will show you all you need to know about making this rustic pillow.
19. DIY Sprocket Pillow
These pillows can be done in any number of sizes and they are really adorable. You just print out templates for the design that you want and then create the look by sewing those designs together to create the pillow form. If you prefer, you can use the same concept to make pillows in different shapes.
20. DIY Sweater Pillow
A wonderful thing about upcycled sweater projects is that you can use any old sweater. You don’t even have to cut up your favorite. There are probably a lot of sweaters in second-hand stores. You cut the material so that it fits the size and shape of your pillow, then you sew it together and add your pillow stuffing.
21. DIY Throw Pillow With Zipper
The benefit of having a throw pillow with a zipper enclosure is the fact that you will be able to wash it whenever it gets dirty. This DIY will show you how to professionally make a DIY throw pillow with a zipper.
22. How To Make A Baby Pillow
Do you think your DIY baby bed requires a baby pillow? Here’s one you can make. This DIY tutorial will show you how it is done. You’ll have to decide which fabric you want to use for the pillow, but, please choose a baby-ish color.
23. DIY Huge Floor Pillow
Other DIY pillow projects seem too easy? Want a challenge? Here’s one! This tutorial is all about a huge floor pillow, unlike other DIY pillow tutorials, this one might take a lot of time to make. However, the making process is fun and easy to follow.
24. DIY Tuxedo Pillow
If you have an old shirt, you can create a lovely pillow cover for your bed. Just cut out a square or rectangle of fabric and decorate it with lace or ribbon in the style of a tuxedo. If you're an experienced seamstress, this is a pretty straightforward project.
25. DIY Spray Painted Wheat Pillows
You can make any pillows you like, but wheat is great if you’re looking for a rustic look. Just make your templates from freezer paper and then spray paint muslin fabric with the design. You can alter so many of these designs to your liking, such as changing the size, shape, and color.
We have come to the end of this article on DIY pillows, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I loved writing it for you. Feel free to share your thoughts or ask questions regarding this article via the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great pillow-making time!