DIY Woven Pillow (in 5 Minutes!)

5 Minutes
Today, I want to share a pillow that I made for our kitchen space. It's so simple yet very chic. This DIY Woven Pillow (in 5 Minutes!) is made out of accent rug!
Would you ever guess that was made out of a rug?

So, the good thing about making pillows is that you can hoard fabric, rugs, etc. until you need them. Last year, I fell in love with these accent rugs at Target (similar rug). I didn't need an accent rug, so I held out. Well, as usual, with Target, they placed them on clearance. So, the sane person buys two of them, right?! I mean, they are exactly my color and style, so I had to have two. Well, one of those rugs came in handy for the eat-in kitchen. Want to see how to make one for yourself? For five minutes of your time, you can't beat it.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Pillow Form


Upholstery Needle


Step 2: Check for Sizing

Place your pillow inside your rug (rug outside facing the pillow). Fold one side of your rug on your pillow, coming about 3/4 of the way across the pillow. Fold the other side of your rug over the first side. My second side came about 3/4 across the pillow again. I was happy with that overlap.

*If you have too much overlap on the second piece, then you will need to cut it off and sew the seam.
Step 3: Sew One Side

Using an upholstery needle (see how much larger it is compared to a regular needle?), sew one side together.
Step 4: Cut and Finish

Place your pillow on top of your rug to check for sizing. Give yourself about an inch or so and cut off any extra fabric.
Stitch the rest of your pillow. Turn the pillow inside out (you can still do this because you created an envelope pillow where you have the overlapped back) and stuff your pillow inside.
Easy peasy, right? Could you see yourself hoarding rugs for pillows?
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • LINDAH LINDAH on Dec 02, 2015
    Why do you call it a kitchen pillow? Just curious. TIA

  • Nik13442680 Nik13442680 on Jan 09, 2017
    What size needle what kind of needle is that?

  • Jennie Brown Jennie Brown on Oct 23, 2019

    How can I hang pictures on the walls without nails or screws?

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  • Macy Macy on Jan 05, 2020

    I think this is so pretty but I got a little mixed up with how to do it

  • Gerrie Marchese Gerrie Marchese on Jul 14, 2021

    I never thought of making it! I think it’s a great idea and very creative 😊thank you for your blog