How to Make a Decorative Pillow: 7 Best DIY Ideas to Sew Throw Pillows


We’ve all been there. Standing in that expensive home dec store, dreaming up the perfectly decorated home in our minds. Just one designer pillow had me day dreaming long enough to create the home, husband, family and family pet (a black lab named Bailey) in my mind. It’s amazing what those stores can do to us! Once you snap back into reality though, you might notice your fantasy lifestyle costs a pretty penny. The good news? I’ve discovered free pillow sewing patterns that look exactly like the ones found in stores, for a fraction of the cost!

In my opinion, a good set of decorative throw pillows can really transform a living space. Think you need a new couch just to change up the family room? Check out a few of these free pillow sewing patterns first. By spending just a little time with the sewing machine, you can create these lovely sewn pillows yourself and be saved the hassle of traveling to the store. Not to mention, when you make them yourself, you’re the designer! Choose the color scheme, fabrics and designs that best suit your style.

Below you’ll find some of the most popular pillow patterns from

DIY No Sew Pillows:
The DIY No Sew Pillows will add flair to your home decor but won’t take all afternoon to make. No sew pillows are just as lovely as sewn pillows and with the help of this tutorial you can learn how to make a pillow without a needle and thread!

Make a Frilled Cushion:
You’ve made simple pillows in the past, now it’s time for something a little more special. The Make a Frilled Cushion project will look great on any bed or couch. Choose fabric and buttons that match your home decor for a complete look.

Flower Pillow:
The Flower Pillow is elegant and pretty. Create this lovely home dec piece and you’ll really add a romantic element to your living space.

Beautiful Bohemian Pillow Tutorial
Use this tutorial to create a unique and lovely pillow that’s sure to spruce up your couch or bed. Learn how to make a decorative pillow like this one for easy style.

Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow: If you’re looking to beat the winter blues, bring back the summer sun with this Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow. These are easy sewing projects that teach you how to sew throw pillows, and are perfect for adding color to any room in your home.

Gathered Throw Pillow: Style your couch by adding a little flair. The Gathered Throw Pillow can help with that. With this simple sewing tutorial, you’ll be able to create a beautiful pillow, similar to ones you’ve seen in stores.

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Bolster Pillow:
Looking for a way to make a trendy pillow minus the high price? The DIY Anthropologie Inspired Bolster Pillow is a great alternative. Make this cute pillow with fabric that fits your color scheme and you’ll love owning this sewn craft.

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What’s your favorite piece of home decor you have in your home? What do you love about it?


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  1. Kathy says

    Throw pillows are just the neatest things, and they really add a pop of color to any room.

  2. says

    My favourite home deco is a set, hence there are 2:
    I have a knitted blanket in purple, which consists of a pattern that shows squares in different pattern (garter stitch, knit stitch, patent…) and has fringes. This blanket is loved by everybody here in my family: whenever I need or want it, I have to look up all the rooms here :)
    There is a pillow which belongs to this blanket, it’s also purple with the same pattern… and it is soooo warming, cuddly and relaxing to sit in a wide old arm chair, have blanket and pillow and read a book. A kind of vacation for me!

    I love this post about the pillows, there is so much inspiration in it. I haven’t sewn for years, but will start again and hope to be able to make such pillows. Thanks a lot for sharing this post!!

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