Monday, October 19, 2015

Making a Fall Pillow Insert & Pillow Cover Tutorial

Finished Pillow.. So easy
Supplies  used---
Pumpkin ribbon [choose any fall ribbon you like]
Black gingham check from stash [ 1 yard]
 Walmart plastic bags [free] for stuffing.

 I wanted to  make a  pillow insert for a  small pillow,
I made this one 10 in x 10 in. First, I made my pillow
Cover. I cut a long strip  of the gingham fabric that would
go around the pillow and lap over 3-4 inches.I marked
my center and pinned [and then sewed] my pumpkin
ribbon  on.  I hemmed the ends of the  pillow cover. I then,
folded it over the width I needed for my 10 x 10 in pillow
form. [This will be inside out at this time]. I sewed the bottom
and top  all way across. Turned the pillow cover right side
out.  TA-DA----it is finished.

The pillow insert  . I cut  two  10  1/2 in squares .
Sewed all way around it, leaving a space open to
insert my plastic bags. Turn right side out. Iron.

Keep stuffing the pillow form , until it gets as firm
as you like it. Ladies, I saw this idea on a blog  last year,
sorry I can't remember who to give credit to.
It took quiet a few bags.. but this worked really well.
I used a needle and thread  and stitched it closed.

NOTE:  I intend to  use the black white  pillow insert
for Christmas also.. All, I will have  to make is the
Envelope pillow cover  with a Christmas ribbon..

Super easy project and fun..


  1. So pretty and ready for Fall. I love the pumpkin strip going down the side. The plastic bag filling is a great idea!

    1. Thank you Vickie..
      I am not sure if it would hold up to a really used pillow..But just for seasonal decor, It is working great. i even laid on the couch and put it under my head..Felt pretty good.

  2. What a great idea to use plastic bags for stuffing - I would never have thought of that. An advantage is that this stuffing will not be a place for dust mites to breed :)

    1. I agree, ..
      I saw this on another blog, and had to try it ,to see if it would work..Great for porch pillows, etc.

  3. Great idea of using plastic bag as stuffing, I will copy that :) Love your cute pillow and the pumpkin. I am so ready for Halloween as well, I am crocheting small pumpkin :)

    1. Thank you Hana. Bet your little one is getting ready for Halloween too.
      Bet your pumpkins will be cute.

  4. I like the idea of the insert. It looks so pretty!