Easy to Make Decorative Pillows With Scrap Fabric

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Y’all know that I’m a waste not kinda girl and have shared several scrap fabric DIY projects with you in the past. Well here is my latest and I hope you like it.This may be the Easiest To Make Scrap Fabric Decorative Pillows for Fall, because it can be made in less than 30 minutes.

With the holidays just around the corner, this project would make great gifts for your family or friends. It’s a quick, inexpensive project and you can personalize the pillows for each person.

Ideas for Scrap Fabric Choices

This project only takes a small amount of scrap fabrics, however you may want to consider your source for this project.

  • Fabric from previous projects
  • Fabric from children or grandchildren clothing.
  • Sports Uniforms
  • Team spirit with school colors
  • Vacation Memorabilia.
  • Wedding or other special occasion fabrics

Materials needed

  • 12 x 20 Pillow Cover – I’ve used this 20×20 Pillow Cover also.
  • Permanent Fabric Glue
  • Brown Sharpie
  • Card Stock or Plastic
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Scraps torn approx. 1/4 – 1/2 inch wide – small lengths

First, you need to protect your pillow cover by placing a piece of card board or plastic inside the cover to keep the glue from adhering the two sides together.

Next draw your design on the pillow cover with a sharpie pen. I used a brown sharpie for this project since it is Decorative Pillows for Fall.

You can use green or black, depending on the look your want for your design.

You can also draw a template, as I did for the spring pillow above. See how I did that here.

For this fall pillow design, I just drew lines straight up from the bottom of the pillow cover and added circles to the tops. In addition, I added a few leaves to the stems.

The fabric strips are short pieces, in fall colors, torn from clothing and previous projects.

Apply glue to the circles and twist your fabric strips as you attach them to the glue.

For the leaves, I used a thick green fabric and cut angles off the strips and attached them flat to the pillow cover. I didn’t try to twist that fabric.

Just be creative with your colors and designs. My favorite thing about this project is, the flowers don’t need to appear perfect. A little ragged and faded looks best.

The permanent fabric glue makes the pillow sturdy enough to use on your sofa or bed.

I hope you enjoyed this version of my scrap pillow cover. You can see my first scrap heart pillow here.

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 01, 2022

    Is that sharpie for the stems? Could you use yarn?

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  • Deb55097247 Deb55097247 on Jan 16, 2022

    Your pillow is a fabulous idea! Many years ago I did the ribbon flowers but I like yours much better

    a no sew & they are so just gorgeous

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 14, 2022

    A plastic cutting board (the flat style, not the ones with the trenches around the edges) works well to slip between the layers of fabric, as not only does it protect the bottom layer from glue seeping through, it provides a sturdy flat base to work against.