Decorating DIY Decor: Creative and Simple-to-Sew Pillows

Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows
Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

5 minute pillow covers #decor #mentalhealth #spring #summer #diy

5 minute pillow covers #decor #mentalhealth #spring #summer #diy
5 minute pillow covers #decor #mentalhealth #spring #summer #diy

Dress up any room with these creative pillows that are easy on the eyes and effortless to make. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, these pillow ideas will inspire you to get creative with your home decor. From vintage doilies to personalized monograms, there’s something for everyone. Let’s explore these fun and simple-to-sew pillow projects!

Oh, Sew Simple

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

The secret to fun DIY pillows is knowing the basics, then getting creative. If you’re new to pillow making or want to brush up on your sewing skills, here’s a basic guide to get you started:

  1. Cut two squares of fabric to the desired size, including extra for seam allowances.
  2. Sew the two squares with wrong sides facing each other, leaving a 2-inch opening along one side.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out and fill the pillow with stuffing or a pillow form.
  4. Use a hidden stitch or fabric glue to close the opening.
  5. Choose a colorful and/or patterned fabric you love to ensure the pillow looks good for years to come.

Character Counts

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Add old-fashioned charm to a ready-made pillow by using vintage doilies or lace. You can tack on a crocheted form to sweeten the front of a plain pillow. For an extra touch of character, consider adding a cursive monogram using a fabric pen.

Gilty Pleasure

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Hop on board the hot trend of using gold in home decor with this quick and easy pillow project. Gather a collection of mismatched buttons and spray-paint them gold. Stitch each button onto the pillow, forming a heart shape or any other simple design you prefer. This adds texture and dimension to a solid-color throw.

Pillow Talk

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

This pillow definitely has a way with words. Start with an assortment of glass, iridescent, and pearlized beads in different sizes. Cut the fabric and stabilizer to your desired pillow size. Use a dark marker to write a word on butcher paper. Place the fabric over the paper and trace the word onto the fabric using a vanishing fabric marker. Iron the stabilizer to the back of the fabric, then sew the beads onto the fabric using a beading needle and clear thread. Sew the pillow closed and consider adding piping along the edges for an extra touch of elegance.

From Paper to Pillow

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Create a colorful swirling design on a piece of paper using a marbling technique. Scan the image into your computer and send it off to a custom-fabric printing service. When the fabric pieces arrive, sew them together and fill with stuffing or a pillow form. This method allows you to turn your unique designs into beautiful accent pillows.

Rock the Block

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Make color-block pillows for a look that’s right on trend. Sketch a simple design on a square piece of kraft paper, then use the shapes as templates to trace and cut fabric pieces. Stitch the shapes together, press the seams open, and cut the back of the pillow cover from solid-color fabric. Stitch the front and back pieces together, right sides facing, leaving a small opening. Turn the pillow cover right side out, press it, and stuff it with a pillow form. Finally, whipstitch the opening closed.

Stitch It Up

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Take a plain pillow from blah to beautiful with an embroidered design. Choose a pattern, like the spindly form and distinctive blooms of the sarsaparilla plant, and trace it onto the center of the pillow front. Follow the outline with embroidery thread, selecting colors that match or accent your other decor.

Map Quest

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Tap into your wanderlust with a pillow featuring a vintage-look map. Find an image from an old atlas, a map of your favorite city, or your dream destination. Scan the image or find free clip art online. Create a mirror image of the map using editing software, then print it onto iron-on transfer paper using an ink-jet printer. Iron the image onto light-colored linen fabric following the package instructions. Peel away the transfer backing and use heat-set tape to adhere the accent onto a pillow.

In the Pocket

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Add a pocket to the front of a plain throw pillow to transform it into a sneaky storage space. This is perfect for kids’ rooms and playrooms, as the pocket can be used to store journals, books, and other small items. For a seamless look, use matching fabrics for the pocket and the pillow.

Masterful Mix

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Pep up the personality of a neutral-color sofa by covering a throw pillow with a patchwork of old feed sacks. Scour thrift shops and secondhand stores to find the sacks, then use a sewing machine to adhere them together. To strike a pleasing balance, pair the vintage-look pillow with throws in modern prints.

Initial This

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

Create a pretty monogram using cutout shapes and embellishments from felted textiles. Cut initials from a felted wool sweater and secure them to a wool-felt pillowbase using fabric glue. Embellish the monogram with buttons, beads, or embroidery for added texture and visual interest.

Conclusion

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Creative and Simple to Sew Pillows

These creative and simple-to-sew pillow ideas offer endless possibilities for adding a personal touch to your home decor. Whether you choose to incorporate vintage elements, experiment with different textures and materials, or showcase your artistic skills through embroidery or personalized designs, these DIY pillows are sure to make a statement in any room. So gather your sewing supplies, unleash your creativity, and start stitching up some beautiful pillows that reflect your unique style!

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