Making a statement pillow is one of my favorite DIY home decor sewing projects. Not only is it one of the easiest ways to liven up your living space, but it’s a great beginner sewing project too! You can whip it up in no time, and requires just two things: one yard of fabric & polyfill. And the best part is there’s no need to add a zipper or buttons! These pillows could be applied to a variety of interior design trends: I could see them in a fun maximalist print, a colorful post modern pop of velvet, or a minimalistic neutral textured linen. You can get 2 of these pillows out of a single yard of fabric, making a matching set!
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How to make the pillow:
1. We’re going to cut out two long rectangular strips of fabric, but the dimensions might vary depending on the fabric you’re using. Since I was using a single yard of fabric for this project, its width (which is 55”) determined the length of the strips I cut. I chose a measurement of 6” x 55”. To make the process easier, I simply folded my fabric in half, selvedge to selvedge, marked 6” strips, and cut them.
2. Once you’ve got the strips cut, pin them right sides together, and sew lengthwise with a ½” seam allowance. Leave the short ends open.
3. Turn right side out, then stuff the polyfill into both ends until it is nice and full.
4. Hand stitch the ends shut, using an invisible stitch.
5. Tie the pillow into an overhand knot!