DIY Pillow Covers

DIY Pillow Covers - guestroom makeover

So like most people that love to decorate, I’m obsessed with pillows! But I could never understand why they are so expensive!

For instance, I’ve been looking at buying some dalmatian print pillows like the ones seen here at


But I can’t justify spending $50 on just two pillows! Especially since I was looking to buy five new throw pillows for the guestroom.

So instead, I went to Fabricville and found three different patterns of cotton fabric that I could use to make my own. One meter was enough to make two pillow covers, so I purchased three meters altogether totaling $19!

dalmation, tropical, watercolor fabric

You can also buy pillow filling or do what I always do and just use second-hand pillows or the filling from one you already have.

diy pillow covers

To open the pillow without ruining the fabric, you can use a seam ripper or a small pair of scissors to cut along the seam.

diy pillow covers

I didn’t do any measuring for this next part, I just eyeballed it. Cut your fabric to size and then place one piece on top of the other, right sides facing.

diy pillow covers

diy pillow covers

Place sewing pins around all four sides of your fabric making sure to leave an opening for the filling.

diy pillow covers

Once you’ve sewn up all 4 sides (don’t forget to zigzag the edges to prevent fraying), turn your fabric right side out and start stuffing!

diy pillow covers

diy pillow covers

Now you can close up your opening and you’re done! Here’s a sneak peak of the finished product.

diy pillow covers dalmation tropical print -

Also, over the weekend I got an amazing deal on this tropical duvet cover from Quilts Etc and it looks amazing!

Guestroom makeover tropical bedding duvet cover

I still have a few more projects to work on before I’ll be finished the guestroom, but it’s coming together beautifully!

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2 Replies to “DIY Pillow Covers”

  1. Love the desk, I have the bottom of an antique vanity (no mirrors) and it would look so cool painted. #mynext project!

    1. Thanks Kathy! It’s amazing what a little paint can do :) Send a pic of your finished project if you’d like!

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