How to Easily Make DIY Throw Pillows Out of Thrift Store Finds
If you can’t find the throw pillows of your dreams, you can make your own DIY throw pillows out of thrifted finds!
I have a room makeover coming up and I’m having trouble finding the right throw pillows. We’re on a tight budget and my chosen color scheme is not particularly popular right now (orange and teal), so I ventured to the thrift store to see what I could find.
Tools and materials:
- Thrifted fabric
- Shapes to draw around
I checked bedsheets, napkins, clothes, and other textiles, as well as existing pillows and cushion covers. Men’s shirts are good to look at as they usually have more surface area to work with.
1. Prep the shirts
Turn the shirts inside out and iron them flat. Obviously, you don’t need to do this if your fabric is not in shirt form.
2. Draw and cut out the shapes
I’m using some photo frames to draw the shapes I want, but you could use something else.
Pin the edges of the two layers of fabric together.
Now it’s time to sew. I’m just hand-stitching them with a needle and thread, but you could use a sewing machine.
You could also use hot glue or fusible webbing, but I want my throw pillow covers to be washable. Hot glue and fusible webbing can’t be washed and dried.
For the stuffing, you could use polyfill, an existing pillow, or anything of your choosing. I actually have some recycled denim packaging that came with a food order recently, so I’m using that.
DIY throw pillows
Here’s the big reveal! Thanks for joining me on this thrifting adventure. What do you think of these colorful DIY throw pillows? Let me know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.