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40+ Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillows


Updated May 18, 2016
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Beautiful Bohemian Pillow TutorialLearn how to make a decorative pillow that fits your decor with 36 Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillows. These creative designs allow you to make throw pillows of all kinds! Are you unwilling to spend a ton of money on decorative items? With this list, you can make DIY pillow patterns to complement any theme. You can learn how to make throw pillows and adorable decorative pillows in no time! If you don't know how to make a pillow, just check out one of these easy homemade pillows tutorials for great tips and design ideas. Sew throw pillows for every room in your house, or make one to give as a gift. Once you learn how to make throw pillows, you can spruce up every room in the house. DIY pillows make great, safe additions to a child's bedroom or playroom, and they can become wonderful family treasures. Soften up your lifestyle by learning new ways to make diy pillow designs!

Learn how to make a pillow with these decorative DIY pillow patterns that will certainly brighten up your home because pillows are a staple in DIY home decor. Whether you are looking to learn how to make a decorative pillow or you just want to know how to sew a pillow that is subtle for your bedroom, these easy homemade pillows are going to be your new favorite easy sewing patterns. Learn how to make a pillow and add some sass to your home and life when you scroll down and check out our 40+ Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillows.

How to Make a Pillow 

40+ Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillow Patterns
Table of Contents

How to Make a Decorative Pillow
How to Sew a Pillow with Ruffles
Shaped DIY Pillows

9 Insanely Awesome Sewing Ideas: How to Sew a Pillow, DIY Home Decor, and More

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How to Make a Decorative Pillow


 DIY No Sew Pillows


  1. DIY No Sew Pillows: These beautiful DIY No Sew Pillows will add flair to your home decor but won't take all afternoon to make. No sew pillows are a fabulous alternative to sewn pillows and with this tutorial you can learn how to make a pillow without a needle and thread!
  2. Beautiful Bohemian Pillow Tutorial: Check out this Beautiful Bohemian Pillow Tutorial to create a unique pillow that is certain to spruce up your sofa. Learn how to make a decorative pillow like this in no time!
  3. Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow: Beat the gray-sky blues with this Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow. This is one of many easy sewing projects that teach you how to make a pillow you are going to love.
  4. Hawaiian Style Felt Floor Pillows: Make these Hawaiian style felt floor pillows to add a summery pop of color and some extra seating to your living room or a children's play room!
  5. Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial: Beginners can use this Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial to personalize a DIY pillow pattern that will add some pizzazz to any room.


Whoo's Looking at Me Pillow 


  1. Patterned Pillow Cover in Minutes: Learn how to make a pillow in minutes with this faster-than-lightning tutorial. DIY home decor doesn't get much better than this.
  2. Polka Dot Burlap Pillow: Learn how to make a pillow that has a pop with essentially no sewing. This project is easy and takes almost no time to make.
  3. Sassy Yo Yo DIY Pillow: Nothing beats this notion-covered pillow; create an outstandingly charming look with when you learn how to sew a pillow covered in a basic yo-yo pattern projects.
  4. DIY Snowflake Pillow - Make a DIY pillow that will add some fa la la fun to your DIY home decor.
  5. Kodiak Bear Paw Pillow Pattern - Making unique sewing project ideas with these fierce pillow ideas.
  6. Whoo's Looking at Me Pillow: Add some cute woodland friends to your home with this Whoo's Looking at Me Pillow Pattern. It is a hoot and a half to make.
  7. How to Make a Pillowcase of Pinwheels: Learn how to make a quirky DIY pillow project that is colorful and cute.

Front Porch DIY Pillows  


  1. Nature Damask Free Pillow Pattern: This stunning free pillow pattern shows you how to stencil a vintage look onto any DIY pillow.
  2. Hidden Zipper Free Pillowcase Pattern: Hide unsightly zippes with this free pillowcase pattern.
  3. Patriotic Throw Pillows - Oh say can you see these adorning your home next July?
  4. Front Porch DIY Pillows: Make pillows that can survive the weather with this how to make outdoor pillows tutorial.
  5. Leather Aztec DIY Pillows: Make pillows with some Arizona flair.
  6. NEW! Perfect Pom Pom DIY Pillow: Pom poms are the cutest and softest decorations for a pillow!
  7. NEW! Enchanted Cottage Pillow Pattern: Put this pillow in your get-away room for a magical time.
  8. NEW! Spring Time DIY Pillow: Perfect for Easter and welcoming spring.
  9. NEW! Hexagon Fat Quarter DIY Pillow: Shape up with this lovely pillow.
  10. NEW! Wild Elephant DIY Pillow: This playful pillow would look so cute in a child's room!


How to Make a Pillow Tag

If you want even more free how to make a pillow tutorials or DIY pillow patterns, check out our how to make a pillow tag! We have a ton more ideas.


How to Sew a Pillow with Ruffles


Make a Frilled Cushion


  1. Make a Frilled Cushion: This Make a Frilled Cushion project will look great in any room! Select your own style of fabric and buttons to match your DIY home decor.
  2. Ruffly Pillow: Make a runched panel surrounded by the fabric of your choice for a unique ruffle pillow to accent any room in your home.
  3. Gathered Throw Pillow: This classy Gathered Throw Pillow will add some flair to your sofa. This simple sewing tutorial is perfect for adding to your home decor.
  4. Ruffled Pillow: Learn how to sew a pillow with this tutorial and learn how to make a Ruffled Pillow and marvel at the charm of your room.
  5. French Typography Ruffled Pillow: Sew a pillow that has the style and feel of France with this lovely tutorial.
  6. Big and Bright Flower Pillow: This ruffled design offers the perfect pop for any living space. Learn how to sew ruffles onto a pillow and create this gorgeous look.
  7. Plump and Plushy Pillows: Add some texutre to your home with these Plump and Plushy Pillows. They're easy to make!
  8. Darling DIY Throw Pillows: Sew up these Darling DIY Pillows and add some instant class to your living room couch.
  9. Blossom Pillow Sewing Pattern - Make an insanely easy and round pillow pattern with this floral-themed pattern.

Sewing a Blanket and More
We have even more DIY pillow ideas and more in our beautiful bedroom collection, Design Your Bedroom: 38 Tutorials on Sewing a Blanket, Pillows, and More.

Shaped DIY Pillows


Flower Pillow


  1. Flower Pillow: This elegant Flower Pillow adds a romantic atmosphere to your living space.
  2. Little Lamb Pillows: This easy sewing pattern will teach you to make a pillow that looks like a Little Lamb Pillows for your child's room. They'll be snuggling these lamb pillows while counting sheep!
  3. Neck Pillow: Use this comfy Neck Pillow as a neck support when napping on airplanes or on the sofa, or use it as a support for a baby.
  4. Pouf Pillow: Learn how to sew pillow that is stylish and round with this free sewing tutorial. Great for reading, lounging, or simply adding to your decor, this fun Pouf Pillow will make you feel right at home.
  5. Seeing Stars Pillow Tutorial: The Seeing Stars Pillow Tutorial is great for patriotic holidays, or change the colors to decorate any room!


Team Pride DIY Home Decor Pillows


  1. Fat Star Pillow: You'll love learning how to make a pillow that yields such a show-stopping shape. Sew a pillow that truly has you seeing stars when you make the Fat Star Pillow.
  2. Raw Edged Dresden Plate Pillow: Add a burst of applique to your home decor with these instructions on how to use up fabric scraps to create the Raw Edged Dresen Plate Pillow.
  3. 3 Hour DIY Bolster Pillow: This cylindrical pillow makes the perfect feature to any bedding. You can make the 3 Hour DIY Bolster Pillow in an evening.
  4. Adorable Fire Truck Pllow: Learn how to sew a pillow that your little boy will love with this Adorable Fire Truck Pillow.
  5. Team Pride DIY Home Decor Pillows: Say rah rah for your favorite team with this Team Pride DIY Home Decor craft. These pillows will help you support your team and make your home cute at the same time!
  6. PJ-Holding DIY Pillow Pattern: Make a pillow that helps your kiddo keep organized when you learn how to make a pillow like the PJ-Holding DIY Pillow Pattern.
  7. Donut DIY Pillow Pattern: Learn how to make a pillow that is so cute that you will want to eat it up with the Donut DIY Pillow Pattern.
  8. Polar Bear DIY Floor Pillow: Make a bearskin rug that is kid friendly with his adorable how to make a pillow tutorial.
  9. Macaron Pillows: This free printable sewing pattern shows you how to make some pillows that are oh la la cute!
  10. Rugged Mountain DIY Pillows - Add some lumber jack (or jill) style with these adorable free pillow patterns.


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Some beautiful designs for throw pillows!

Do you have any oven mitten patterns, and not just short, the long mitten ones that covers up almost your whole arm. I keep getting burn beyond where regular mittens reach. I will be so GRATEFUL.

advice to anyone making decorative pillows: Now is not the time to buy cheap fabric. A firm Chintz or outdoor fabric or Duck are good. These will be used, tossed around, scrunched, tucked behind backs and leaned on with elbows. My sons use mine to nap on (they are grown men) so I don't like fussy buttons or beads. Buttons and beads are for show not for blow.

@msscooter08 4016806, All of our patterns are available to view online; we do not ship patterns in the mail. To view patterns, please click on the name of the pillow pattern you would like to view, and you will be taken to the project. To view the full pattern, please then click on the link from the project page that says "click here for sewing pattern," and a new window will open up that takes you directly to the original designer's site with the full pattern available to you in full. I hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeSewing

thank you for these free pillow patterns my name is belinda wilkerson I have filled out every application for these free pillows thanks you.

You should never ever ever give out your name and complete address on the internet like this.... msscooter08. Very dangerous.


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