Add Style and Comfort to Your Home with DIY Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy and affordable way to add a touch of personality and style to any room. They can also provide a pop of color, texture, or seasonal interest. Plus, they're a fun and easy DIY project that even beginners can tackle.

What You'll Need

1/2 yard fabric

1 18 inch square pillow form

Measuring tape 



Thread to match fabric and sewing needle

Sewing machine

Steam Iron


1. Use the scissors to cut two pieces of fabric that are 18 inches by 18 inches. 

2. Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together and pin around the edges.  

3. Thread the sewing machine. Allow for a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

4. Use the sewing machine to stitch the two pieces of fabric together leaving a 4-inch opening on one side

5. Use the steam iron to press the seam open.

6. Turn the pillow right side out through the opening. 

7. Stuff the pillow cover with the pillow form.

8. Fold the raw edges of the opening to the inside along the seam line and pin the opening closed.

9. Use a slip-stitch to hand-stitch the opening closed.

 Additional tips

  • Cotton fabric is a good choice for beginners because it is easy to sew and care for.

  • Make a set of pillows in different colors and patterns to coordinate with your decor.

  • Change out your throw pillows for different seasons or holidays.

Video Tutorials 

Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial by Jann Newton

Spoonflower Zipper Pillow Tutorial

HGTV No Sew Pillow Cover

Apartment Therapy - No Sew Scarf Pillow Cover

With a little DIY creativity you can add style to your home -- your Happy Place.