I love finding simple everyday things and turning them into something amazing. Today I am going to share how to make a pillow cover with a Dishtowel. This project was super easy ,cheap inexpensive and makes an adorable throw pillow for a bed or chair. Making the pillow took me about 30 minutes, with minimal sewing. Not to mention it cost me less than $5.
Let’s get started. First I found this dishtowel at TJ Maxx for $4. I fell on love with the little appliqued birds and ruffle. I knew immediately this little beauty was going to be a pillow for my daughters bed. The colors match her room perfect. My towel measured 20×30.
Next I picked out 3 buttons and 2 1/2 yards of ribbon to match. I had a pillow for from a previous couch pillow I didn’t need anymore. If you are looking for a pillow form, Home Fabrics and Rugs is a great place to get them.
Next I wrapped my dishtowel around my pillow form to get a general idea of how far the dishtowel would wrap. Mine wrapped around once with a a 5 inch overlap. With that in mind, I folded the bottom edge of my dishtowel about 8 inches. I pinned the edges into place.
Next cut you ribbon into 8 equal pieces. Burn the edges with a match. This will keep the ends from unraveling. Pin your ribbon into position. I pinned mine at the top of the folded edge and 3 1/2 inches from the bottom folded edge, in between the 2 pieces of fabric..
Stitch into place. Making a pocket for the pillow.
Place your pillow in the sewn pocket. I did this to check for placement of the other ribbons. My ribbons were placed 3 and 7 inches from the top of the ruffle. Just make sure they sit directly even with each other. Stitch them into place.
For the last step I placed my buttons. I measured for center and pinned. For the other buttons I measured from the middle to each end and found that center and pinned on both sides. This is where I made my button holes.
Hand stitch your buttons on and you are all done!! Now you have an adorable decorative throw pillow for a bed or chair for spring or a little girls bedroom. My little girl loves her new decorative pillow on her bed. I need to keep my eyes open for a few more just like them.