Recently we upgraded couches in our living area to some black faux leather couches and I wanted some throw pillows to really help bring the space together. I made some throw pillows way back when I was making my couch cover, but they’re red and a bit smaller than I’ve liked so I decided to move those down onto the old couch in the basement. Feel free to check out my original post to see them.
For these pillows, I wanted them to be a bit larger. I ordered four 18×18″ pillow forms… I’ve tried to stuff my own but they never come out even so I prefer to buy the pre-stuffed pillow forms. It’s way easier and looks better in my opinion. And it’s easy enough to customize them with my own fabrics for a cover.
For my fabric, I cut:
- Front Fabric: 19×19″
- Back Fabric: 2 cuts of 12″x19″
You’ll need fabric, a sewing machine, scissors, thread, etc. I used a serger to finish my edges on the fabric, but you could also do a zig zag stitch if you only have a regular sewing machine. You could probably get away with not zig zag/serging the edges, depending on your fabric. I used upholstery fabric which I find tends to fray easily when not serged.
This is an easy project once you see how it works so check out my video below for further instructions.
Here’s the pillows once they were altogether!
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.