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How to Make a Pillow | DIY Home Makeover Tutorial

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 How to Make Curtains | Home Makeover Tutorial

Project 1 – How to Make a Pillow

It’s time to make our first project of this How to make a curtain series. We will actually start with the pillow, just since they’re smaller and less of a time commitment. I want you to have a great experience sewing this pillow so you can truly see how simple the process is! Trust me, it will take you under 30 minutes.

Follow along in the segmented videos. Pay close attention to the direction and layout of the fabric. Once you’re through, you’ll have one completely handmade pillow. And you’ll be excited to make hundreds more!

Part 1 – How to Make a Pillow

Supplies you will need to make a pillow

  • Pillow fabric (see lesson before for size)
  • Basic sewing essentials
  • Zipper
  • Pillow form


Part 2 – How to Make a Pillow

Measure out your fabric and apply a zipper.  Don’t be intimidate by the zipper. Follow along and watch how simple the zipper is to apply. This is the hardest step of the whole pillow project.


Part 3 – How to Make a Pillow

Sew your pillow shut. The zipper has been attached. Now all you have to do is line up your edges and sew them together. Be sure to keep the edges even, and slow down on the corners for a crisp right angle.


Part 4 – How to Make a Pillow

You are almost finished with your pillow! All you have left is stuffing your pillow form into the pillow cover you just made. Be sure to poke out the corners and plump it up for even stuffing distribution. All you have left is closing up the zipper, and enjoying the comfort of your new pillow!

 If you are having sewing machine issues, or need help navigating the sewing machine, check out our how to sew tutorial here. Part of our dressmaking series.

Now that you know how to sew a pillow cover, there are so many more variations of pillows you can make! We’ll show you some more in the following lessons. Stick with us, and thanks for watching! There are more great tutorials in our How to Make Curtains Series coming your way, just hit next or go back to the Table of Contents by clicking the links below!


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This is Project 1  of our How to Make Curtains Online Course: How to Make a Pillow. It’s part of our free Home Makeover Tutorials package! We want you to be able to fill your homes with amazing handmade diy crafts that you know how to sew yourselves! Our hope is that these sewing patterns and ideas inspire you to redecorate your living space and ultimately create your dream home! Imagine a personalized stylish home decorated exactly to your liking. Come home happy and enjoy the accomplished feeling of “I made this.” Here at DIY Projects we love inspiring dreams, and encouraging craftiness in all aspects of life. Be sure to subscribe to our social medias to stay connected on all things made by hand! Join us on Facebook, PinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

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