Custom throw pillows are one of the easiest, fastest ways to change up your living space and give it a new feel—but the problem is, they’re typically expensive. Luckily, there’s an easy way to make your own with materials you already have on hand. In just 10 minutes and with a little help from your Cricut Maker machine, you can have personalized throw pillows that are as good as any you can buy! This DIY throw pillow covers tutorial will show you how to do it.
10 minute throw pillow covers
Instead of going to a big box store and paying more for shaped throw pillows, use your cricut to make some for yourself. They come out great and are exactly what you want when making them at home. Here is a great tutorial on how to do it. Make sure to follow all safety precautions! The key is not sewing directly into any sort of plastic so be careful not to sew over anything that might melt or burn. You can use regular fabric as well if you don’t have felt lying around. This will take longer but still works great! The other important thing to remember is that every fabric has different stretch so pay attention while sewing especially when adding corners and curves because these will be a little harder than normal straight lines (but still totally possible). Enjoy!
How to Make Throw Pillow Covers
1. Measure and cut. Cut your front, back, and flange pieces out of fabric according to package instructions (here we’re cutting a 14-by-18-inch rectangle). You will have two pieces for each pillow cover: one for the front, one for back. Use your ruler to measure 2 inches from each edge on both pieces of fabric; use fabric chalk or disappearing ink marker to draw a line. This is where you will insert your personalized panel.
What You Need to Get Started
You will need a few things to get started creating these custom throw pillows for your living room or family room. For example, you will need some fabric and some basic sewing supplies such as scissors, thread and needles. You will also need a Cricut machine that can cut vinyl letters and shapes from paper (or fabric). The last thing you’ll need is some sort of adhesive that can adhere vinyl to fabric without ruining it. I recommend using spray adhesive if you have it available because it works well on both surfaces but be sure to test it out first!
All of these supplies can be found at any craft store, including Michael’s and Jo-Ann Fabrics. Unless noted, they are all items I already had in my craft arsenal. I did not include links to products because they vary depending on where you live. I chose neutral colors so that it will work well for any color scheme. It is important to choose fabric pieces that are approximately the same size (plus or minus an inch or two) so that your pillows will have a uniform appearance. Also, if you want to make throw pillow covers without cutting shapes out of fabric, just use one large piece of fabric instead! You could also use felt sheets instead of buying actual fleece. Lastly, if you don’t own a sewing machine but still want to make these throw pillow covers, there are tutorials online for hand sewing them together. Just google how to sew throw pillow covers by hand and you should find some great videos.