Follow this SUPER simple tutorial to make easy pillow covers from Ikea dish towels.
No Cutting – No Measuring – NO ZIPPERS
When I set out to add new throw pillows to our living room, I knew they had to satisfy two requirements. They had to be inexpensive, and they had to be super easy to make.
My sewing skills stopped developing right after I learned to sew in a straight line. Even then, I still haven’t quite mastered it. Why is it so easy to drift off course and end up with wonky seams? Why? If they can make self-driving cars, I think they should be able to make sewing machines that sew in a straight line for you. I’m just saying. Someone call Shark Tank. We have a new invention!
So, I was thinking about doing a drop cloth envelope pillow cover or something for our new pillow covers. But then I saw these Farmhouse Pillows from A Fresh Squeezed Life, and I was in love. Now these are very nice pillows, but the tutorial is a bit involved. I mean, there’s cutting and pinning involved. And well, I’m kind of lazy with these things.
But, seriously, how adorable are these Ikea kitchen towels? They’re just begging to be turned into something fantastic!
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Supplies Needed to make these DIY no-sew pillow covers:
- 20″ x 20″ pillow form – like this Ikea one
- 2 dish towels – I used these Ikea ones
- Sewing machine
- white thread
Easy Pillow Covers – A Video Tutorial
PS – watch around the 36-second mark for an appearance by my quality control manager. I still don’t know how the top of his head made an appearance in this video! Life with 4-year-olds!!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the video tutorial.
- Lay two dish towels together and sew along one short edge.
- Make a “faux seam” along the opposite short edge of one towel.
- Then fold in the remaining short edge of the other towel.
- Finally, sew the long edges of the two pillows together.
- Turn the pillow case inside-out, and add a pillow form.
I whipped up four pillow covers in about a half hour, and I’m in LOVE with the end result. That makes for one very happy, lazy DIY decorator!