How To: Make a Body Pillow Cover That’s Actually Cute

How to make a body pillow cover

Do you use a body pillow? I can't sleep without one. I used to be able to, but over the years my joints have started to require that extra support as I snooze. While my wife fortunately doesn't mind me cuddling something else all night long, I am miffed at the lack of options when it comes to shopping for a body pillow cover. Because of this, I've always made my own. Usually I just make them from an old sheet, but decided to make a fancier one for this newest body pillow I bought (body pillows are on back-to-school sale right now, just FYI!). Continue Reading

Cushy, Comfy, and Definitely Not Lumpy: Our Favorite DIY Pillows from the Curbly Archives

Curbly's favorite pillow projects from the archives

If you're ever looking to change up a room in a way that doesn't cost a lot of money and doesn't require a lot of commitment, then pillows are certainly the way to go. They're interchangeable, they immediately add something to the room (whether it's color, texture, or both), and they're snuggly. So what's not to love? We're looking back at some of our own favorite pillow projects from the archives; because while store-bought is fine, it doesn't require a lot of effort or previous experience to create a one-of-a-kind cushy masterpiece. Continue Reading

12 Ways to Make your Bed the Most Comfortable Spot in Your Home

Photo via Homey Oh My

Your bed is probably what you look forward to coming home to at the end of a long day, or it’s what you don’t want to leave in the early morning. If you think your bedroom is comfortable now, just wait until you give it an upgrade with these 12 ways to make your bed more comfortable with small changes like pillows, mattress pads, comforters and more. All your home needs is a little love to make it feel like a whole new space, and with any luck, you’ll be even more excited to go to sleep every night!           

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How to Sew Outdoor Chair Cushions in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Sew Outdoor Chair Cushions in 30 Minutes or Less

As the warm weather continues to emerge, I’m looking forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying our front porch. Last summer, we purchased inexpensive metal chairs, but since metal is not very comfortable to sit on, I finally got around to making a set of leave printed chair cushions. The best part is you can sew outdoor chair cushions in 30 minutes or less with a few specific materials and this envelope style pillow case.  Continue Reading

Make This: Stylish Geometric Gold Glitter Pillow to Accent any Space

Geometric Gold Glitter Pillow

I’m a pillow hoarder. If you find me scouring the pillow section, get me out of there! Nonetheless, I still manage to bring home new pillows and this time I updated a plain pillowcase from IKEA to create this fun DIY geometric gold glitter pillow with random triangle patterns.

 Iron-on vinyl is an incredible craft supply to have on hand for a variety of projects, and you can find easy-to-use gold glitter vinyl by Cricut that you can use for this project without needing a Cricut machine. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Patriotic Pillows for the 4th of July

created at: 07/02/2012

Independence Day is this week! By now you’ve stocked up on all your legal fireworks and have your favorite potato salad recipe ready to go. But, if you’re looking to bring a little of the red, white, and blue into your decor, we’ve got a simple sewing project for you!    

Ruched stripes and abstracted stars make for fancy, patriotic embellishments on these two easy DIY pillows from Autum Mousser of iCandy Handmade. Check out the detailed tutorial and you’ll be whipping up a few festive throw pillows in no time!

How To: Turn Button-Up Shirts into Throw Pillows!

created at: 03/12/2012

Curbly reader Chrissann sent me a link to her awesome DIY pillow idea recently and I am SO glad she did!  It is the single most creative (and cute) repurposing project I have ever seen.  Also?  Her “before and after” photos totally cracked me up:   

created at: 03/12/2012

See?  Ha!  Anyway, Chrissann had the most brilliant idea of turning her husband’s worn out shirts into these perfectly quirky throw pillows.  Aren’t they adorable?  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • clean, ironed button-up shirts (one per pillow)
  • pillow forms
  • sewing machine or handheld stitcher
  • scissors
  • pins

Once you’ve picked out which shirts you’re going to use, check out Chrissann’s how-to over on Ducks in a Row! Continue Reading

Roundup: 8 DIY Throw Pillow Projects to Improve Any Bedroom

created at: 02/13/2012

When one thinks of a bedroom, it is safe to guess the first thing that comes to mind is the bed.  It is only fair that the all-important bed gets some love and attention now and again with the addition of a good throw pillow or two- and we all like a good DIY, right?   The above pillow was made using the simple freezer paper stencil method, from Tiffany Ruda

created at: 02/13/2012

This felt monogram pillow comes from The Sweet Survival, and would be fun in your favorite typography. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Typographic DIY Stencil Pillow!

created at: 01/25/2012

Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow trifecta!   

Amanda Wright, the lovely blogger and designer behind Wit & Whistle, created this typographic stencil pillow after spotting a similar (and expensive) design on Vivaterra.  Not thrilled with the price or the quote, she decided to make her own version–and share the process and materials with fellow DIY-minded decor lovers.  Thanks, Amanda!

To make your own, here’s what you’ll need:

  • a blank pillow cover (buy or make your own!)
  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • letter stencil
  • fabric marker
  • your favorite quote*

Head over to Wit & Whistle for tips and tricks on how to make your own stencil pillow a success! Continue Reading

Make It: Easy 5 Minute Pillows!

created at: 10/10/2011

Curbliers, I promise, these are the easiest pillows you’ll ever make!  I mean, you’ve got five minutes, right?  Let’s do this!  

Kathleen Dougherty from the amazing blog Grosgrain Fabulous shares this clever method for making simple pillows in a matter of minutes.  It’s a great way to freshen up your decor and, if you reuse old pillows, extremely cost-effective, too!

You will need:

  • an old pillow or a new pillow form
  • fabric
  • pins
  • scissors
  • sewing machine

To see how these simple, easy-sew pillows come together, head on over to Grosgrain Fabulous!