DIY Decorative Pillows!


Everyone craves change –  it can be painting the walls, rearranging the existing decor or even reupholstering the furniture. But, not all of them are budget friendly or easy solution. The change has to be affordable and small, yet bring a great difference.

And something that is easy and quick is adding seating and decorative pillows.


I was always unsure on how many pillows are allowed on a couch and didn’t want them to fill the place and give no room to sit.

So, after some deliberation and inspiration from these IKEA fabric pillows, I  decided to DIY custom decorative pillows.

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They are not oversized, bulky or take away the sitting place.

 Square – 16X16  —   Rectangle – 16X22.


To make these cute little pillows you need:

Sewing machine

Matching thread and Needle


Poly filling


Step 1: Cut the fabric to the desired size – you can do it 2 ways

1 folded piece of fabric  or

2 squares of same size


Step 2: Check the right side of the fabric and put the fronts together.

For folded fabric – sew 2 sides and leave half of the 3rd side open/un-sewn

For 2 piece fabric – sew 3 sides and leave half of the 4th side open/un-sewn


That opening is required to stuff the pillow

Step 3: Then pull the pillow cover right side up and fill it with medium of your choice – I used some left over poly fill fiber and filled it 90%.


Step 4 : Once the pillow is filled  hand sew the open edge with thread and needle. If you are not familiar with basic slip stitch – here is an easy tutorial to hand sew and close the pillow opening.


And I absolutely love the new look, it is refreshing, has some personal touch and most important tie and blend the room together….yayyyy!!


Hope you enjoyed this easy and fun project 🙂

Happy Tuesday!


About Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby, an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and finally settled @ The Grand Canyon State in 2012. Our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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