Learning how to sew a throw pillow is one area where true home decor savings can be accomplished, proving that some of the simplest sewing projects can turn out to be the most cost effective. Take, for instance, a set of handmade throw pillows. Using the latest styles and color palettes, a set of throw pillows purchased ready-made can easily cost upwards of $100 or more. DIY pillows can cost about half as much, and as an added bonus, they can be customized any way you desire. This is one area when DIY is much less expensive!
The trick to making DIY pillows a real value is to purchase pillow inserts, and then make countless envelope-back covers for them that you can switch out for different styles and seasons. This is the utmost in decorating freedom, as using the pillow inserts allows you to switch the look of the pillows the moment the urge strikes!
Today’s Creativity U Session will show you exactly how to go about making envelope-back pillow covers for rectangular or square pillows of any size.
On an envelope-back pillow, you have a single front panel, as depicted in my Vintage Photo Pillow from a couple of years ago…
…and two overlapping back panels that form the closure for the cover, but allow it to be easily removed as needed.
This is, by far, one of the easiest pillow cover designs out there, and today’s Creativity U session gives you the complete PDF how-to for creating some pillow covers of your own!
And be sure to stop back in tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the set of new pillows I made for my master bedroom I made using this technique.
Happy sewing, everyone!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.