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10 DIY Pillow Covers

Are you looking for a quick, cheap way to add some color to a room or give your worn-out pillows a second chance at life? Instead of purchasing new, expensive pillows, give your existing pillows a new look by making one of these DIY pillow covers. Anyone, from a novice to a sewing master, can find a useful tutorial on this list!

1. DIY No-Sew Pillow Cover

Don’t know how to sew? That’s no problem. This easy pillow cover uses iron-on fabric tape instead of a sewing machine. Since it only takes a few minutes, you can make a variety of covers to match the season and your mood!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
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2. DIY Sew Envelope Pillow Cover

With just some basic sewing skills, you can make this DIY envelope pillow cover. This style of cover makes it super easy to take off and switch covers whenever you feel like it! The tutorial gives dimensions for several different pillow sizes, so you can make covers to fit all your pillows.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
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3. DIY No-Sew Pillow Sham

If you don’t even want to use iron-on tape, learn the Japanese art of furoshiki. Traditionally, furoshiki was used to transport goods or wrap presents. But with few simple folds and twists, you can have a brand new look to your pillow!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
Materials You Need:

  • Fabric of choice
  • Fabric scissors
  • Cutting mat

 

4. DIY Faux Fur Pillow Cover

Sometimes you just need a little fur in your life. Soft, fluffy, and luxurious, faux fur makes for a great accent pillow for a girl’s room or posh living room. The good news is, you can make your own in just under an hour! Follow these easy steps to learn how to sew one of these sumptuous DIY pillow covers.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
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5. DIY Sweater Pillow Cover

You don’t need to make a trip to the fabric store to make one of these high-end looking DIY pillow covers. Just rummage through your attic or a local Goodwill! This project uses interfacing to make sure the pillow stays crisp and structured; but if you’ve never worked with interfacing before, don’t worry! Ken Wingard will teach you how in the video below.

Level of difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
Duration: 1 hour
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6. DIY Piped & Zippered Pillow Cover

Are you feeling daring? Try making this piped and zippered pillow cover from The DIY Mommy. Some of the steps can be tricky, so don’t tackle it until you’ve practiced sewing for a while. If you’re one of the brave, though, the results will be well worth your effort!

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 2+ hours
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7. DIY Flower Pillow Cover

If you already have a pillow case lying around, you can spruce it up with this easy tutorial. You don’t need a lot of fancy tools either, just a hot glue gun and some scissors! Host a fun girl’s night making some of these beautiful flower pillow covers.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
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8. DIY Geometric Pillow Cover

With this easy tutorial, you can make a complex-looking geometric pillow cover in about ten minutes. It uses the same basic sewing skills as other projects, but the result is super impressive! This project is also perfect for using up leftover fabric from previous projects.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
Materials You Need:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Backing fabric
  • Two different types of fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread

 

9. DIY Ruffled Pillow Cover

Hearken back to the early 90s when ruffles were all the rage and tiny floral patterns ruled the home decor world. If you’re feeling a little nostalgic, make a few of these DIY pillow covers. Using a ruffle foot makes this project simple and fun to make. If you are good with that sewing machine and want to style up your home even more, you can try these shabby chic bedding ideas.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials You Need:

  • Different types of fabric
  • Grunge fabric
  • Cutting mat
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Shirring foot (comes with machine)
  • Matching thread

 

10. DIY Basic Pillow Case

Are you looking to make a basic pillow case? This video is such an easy, straightforward tutorial that you’ll be able to make pillow cases for every bedroom in the house! Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine are all you need.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: Less than an hour
Materials You Need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Matching thread
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins

 

Conclusion

Making DIY pillow covers is such an easy, inexpensive way to change up a room! With these ten tutorials, you’ll be able to add new life to your old pillows and cheaply re-decorate your house anytime you feel like it. Do you have any favorite DIY pillow covers tutorials? Share them below!

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