Nothing adds a bit of a splash of color to a room like a throw pillow. And pillows lend warmth to a room too. Pillows say “Come in, sit down and relax. Make yourself at home.” The mere presence of a few well-placed pillows easily shifts a room from “stark and asture” to warm and welcoming. When you make these DIY pillow covers with your own two hands, you really will have something to be proud of!
I had a lot of fun looking for DIY pillow covers to share with you, I am delighted to find such a fun variety. Some of these patterns are perfect for beginners and some will benefit from more sewing experience. Tweak the designs of these decorative pillows to express your creativity and make your pillow uniquely yours.
I know some people say to be careful and don’t overload a room with pillows. If you are with me and love the warmth and personality pillows bring to a room, then you are going to love this list of seriously awesome DIY pillow covers!
Fun DIY Pillow Covers
Making throw pillows is a super easy way to update your home and add a splash of personality, a pop of color and pattern to any room. Making pillow covers is a great way to use up any piece of fabric, then simply fill them with your pillow form.
With the word Joy decorated with pom poms and other wonderful baubles, this cheerful pillow spreads joy wherever you place it. This is a fun sewing project for anyone looking to really express their creativity! I can visualize this DIY pillow in a teen's room.
This is a super easy envelope cushion to sew up - a great beginner's sewing project teaching you a basic pillow cover technique. These adorable envelope pillow cases are taken to the next level with the pompom trim.
I really enjoy this small velvet pillow. It is the perfect circle, gathered together in the center, and made with one of the softest fabrics you can find. This is the sort of pillow you want to lie your cheek against while you enjoy an afternoon nap. Why not make yourself one today?
This fun pillow cover is so bright and cheerful. The cute face you see is put there with the help of a Cricut cutting machine. If you don't have one you could have fun converting the design to embroidery. But you were looking for an excuse to buy a Cricut, weren't you?
This quilted pillow is simply beautiful! Made with small triangles of assorted fabrics, this versatile project can be made with fabrics that match your decor. It could also be a great gift for someone you love by using fabrics that are personally meaningful to them! If you are looking to upcycle, men's shirts are a good source of cotton fabric.
If you are a Dr. Who fan, I have the ultimate pillow for you. And if you know a Dr. Who fan, this pillow would be an awesome gift for any occasion you can think of. This pillow is so magical, imagine the places it might take you when you lay your head against it for a nap!
I find it quite fun when people make pillows that look like food. These Circus Animal Cookie Pillows look just like those delicious iced, crunchy little biscuits. They are so pretty, the bold color choices brighten up any room. But, just like with the other - don't be tempted to eat these!
I don't know about you, but I find a good floor pillow to be a very enjoyable thing to have around. These pillows look soft enough to enjoy, yet sturdy enough to support your feet if you choose to stack them and use them like a footstool. Best of all, you can tell everyone that you made these great pillows yourself!
This pretty patchwork pillow is edged with fluffy looking pom poms. Perfect for using up small pieces of fabric, it is a classy, whimsical, and completely fun sewing project, and a wonderful addition to any decor!
These wonderful skyscraper pillows remind me of superheroes, making them a great gift for kids and kids at heart. Best of all, the instructions encourage you to make your pillow all your own as you put your skyscrapers together. I'd be tempted to make a whole city scape.
This doughnut pillow is completely precious and makes a great gift for kids and donut lovers alike. My favorite thing about these cute pillowcases - besides how fun it is - is how you are only limited by your own creativity. Break out the art supplies and make the donuts of your dreams!
If you love to read, you simply need a book pillow in your life. This softly stuffed pillow cover not only gives you a fabulous way to stay comfy and relaxed while you read, it also includes a handy pocket you can slip your book into as you wander from one favorite reading spot to another!
If you prefer to sew up a DIY pillow with a zipper, this sweet pillow is just up your alley. The checkerboard design is quite fetching, encouraging you to use any colors or patterns that inspire you or make you smile.
When the weather grows warmer, it's a great time to set out the patio furniture and enjoy your garden. This pretty pillow happily declares that it "feels like Summer", expressing your happiness without you having to say a word!
Is there anything pretty or more refreshing than a slice of fruit? These pretty pillows are a lovely way to brighten up your space in a deliciously whimsical way. Just remember that no matter how great they look, you don't want to take a bite of this fruit.