I fell in love with a dish towel at Anthropologie , and thought it would make the perfect pillow. I loved the butterfly art work and it already had a really fun bright green trim on the bottom. It was so easy to make a DIY pillow from a dish towel that I wanted to share with you how I did it!
First, find an awesome dish or tea towel, I know they can also make accent great pillows or pillow covers. The best part is, even a higher end dish towel is still cheaper than a pillow of the same size1 At Anthropologie, their decorative dishtowels have such great patterns and colors sometimes I think they deserve a better place than the kitchen. It was so easy to make too. I wanted to share this easy tutorial with you to make dish towel pillows, no sewing machine or scissors required! One thing to keep in mind, your DIY Tea Towel Pillows size will be determined by the size of the towel itself. I find the generally run 17 x 30 inches, though Ikea tea towels have been as big as 20 x 28 inches!
To make my DIY pillow from a dish towel I folded the towel into 3rd’s so that the pattern was on the inside of the fold and it was the wrong side out. When folding, I just made sure that the fancy fringe was folded so it would be on the outside when I turned it right side out again. I then used a needle and thread and sewed a running stitch up in a straight line up both sides and turned it right side out.
If you don’t want to sew this, you could try keeping it right side out and using either a fusible web with an iron or a fabric glue, but I promise this is an easy sewing project that even a beginner can tackle. Once you’ve made this, try making your own curtains from tablecloths.
Once my dish towel was turned right side out again, I stuffed the pillow insert in through the flap where the fancy trim was at. if you don’t have a pillow form that fits, you can use loose polyfill stuffing or another pillow stuffing from the craft stores I y.
On the front, I sewed on one of my vintage decorative buttons to keep it closed. I love how easy it is to make custom pillows this way! If youre towel doesn’t have a finished trim edge, you can pick some up at the fabric store and use fabric glue or hot glue to attach it.
It’s the perfect little pillow for my living room. I love how cute it is and the perfect accent for my couch!
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