Throw Pillow Slipcover

3 Materials
15 Minutes

If you took a look at my pillows, they're... very well loved. From playing hot lava, forts, pillow fights and everything else kids do with pillows, mine have seen it all. Did I mention we are potty training? Even the pillows aren't safe my friend.

I've washed them and a couple still just look plain sad. I can't justify spending $15+ dollars on a new pillow, and have the hardest time choosing patterned pillows! Sew I decided to make my own (see what I did there?).

Because my pillows tend to get a lot of lovin' I decided that slip covers would be the best option.


-1/2 yard of fabric and a pillow


-sewing machine



On a flat surface I laid out my fabric pattern side up. Then laid my pillow right on top in the center.

Take the bottom end of the fabric and fold it over the pillow.

Repeat that with the top end of the fabric!

Fold up the top end of the fabric just like this! Pin to keep in place. This will help from the fabric fraying when used.

Pin all four of the corners to mark where the fabric is folded as well as the edges. And take the pillow out of the fabric.

Just keep pinning!

I always iron out my fabric before sewing. This helps avoid wrinkles and weird overlaps and mistakes when sewing.

Iron down the flaps and create any seams to follow when sewing.

Sew the pinned flap first, then sew the edges.

Flip the fabric inside out and the slipcover is done!

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