Want to freshen up some old throw pillows? Don’t throw them out! It is a lot easier to makeover an old pillow than you would think. All you need is fabric and some very basic sewing skills.
To see the whole tutorial, keep on reading!
I started my project with a few throw pillows that were old, stained, and needing a fresh start.
The covers of these zipped off so I removed them. If you have pillows that don’t have removable cases, no big deal.
I had some sturdy fabric that I picked up at a craft store a few weeks ago. Since I only had 1.5 yards of it, I used the printed fabric for the front of the pillow and a thick cream fabric for the backs.
Start by measuring the pillows. Mine were 13×13. Since you need to account for 1/2 inch inseam, I cut two 14×14 pieces to make the cases.
Place your two pieces right sides together. This means face the sides you want to show towards each other. You should be looking at the ugly sides of your fabric.
Pin your pieces together.
Trim the excess fabric off the edges and cut the corners so that they will come to a point once turned right side out.
Turn your case right side out, slip your pillow in, and sew up the opening either by hand or by machine if you can finagle it under your machine.
I made three for my living room. Total cost: $5.00 for the fabric!