The summer staple, seersucker, can be made into a cool pillow sleeve.
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Use a doily as a template for this charming snowflake-inspired pillow cover.
Add mid-century polka dots or bright 1970s swirls to your home by turning vintage silk scarves and handkerchiefs into cushion covers.
The scallop shell's iconic shape turns linen pillows into inspired home accessories.
Transform an old sweater into a brand-new cover for a pillow.
Hawaiian flower-inspired prints add island flair to bedroom or throw pillows.
Store-bought cushions spring to life when adorned with pretty, handmade Ultrasuede florets.
Handmade pillows show off needle-felted details made from three types of wool.
Some tea towels are too lovely to be hidden away in kitchen drawers. Instead, use them to create pillow shams.
Vivid pink accent strips give a graphic sensibility to these dark-brown pillows.
A pillow populated with photos from a recent trip, or of a favorite pet, makes a unique and thoughtful gift.
Brighten indoor or outdoor spaces with decorative pillows made from cloth napkins.
Antique block-print endpapers inspired the intricate design stenciled onto these throw pillows.
Fabric blooms add a charming and feminine touch to colorful throw pillows.
Use taffeta, linen, velvet, or any other material in two colors to make this three-paneled pillow.
Use one hankie and a piece of cotton fabric to sew a decorative cover for a baby's room.
Transform a button-down shirt with a torn sleeve or stained collar into a decorative throw pillow.
Packed with lavender, these little pillows will do wonders for your mood.
A cheerful gingham throw pillow adds a cozy feel to any room.
Give plain throw pillows personality by adding borders of silk cording.
Add comfort and color to a dining nook with pillows that hang from knobs on the wall.
For the perfect perch after a bath, turn a terry-cloth towel into a pillow sham.
This knife-edge pillow can be made in two basic styles: with a cover sewn closed by hand or with a button closure in the back that allows the pillowcase to be removed for laundering.
Subtler than graphics, textural accents give pillow covers a decorative extra without being distracting.
Make a decorative linen pillow adorned with charming felt animals -- perfect for any child's bedroom.
Play around with the design of these pillows -- they're just solid bases with sleeves that slide over them.
Tailor your throw pillows to have neat right angles, perfect for window seats and benches.
This easy-to-make pillow -- cleverly embellished with buttons and felt letters -- is simple to personalize and provides a perfect way to help toddlers develop their motor skills and learn how to spell their names.
Inflatable pillows make lounging at the beach even more relaxing, and they're easy to tuck into a tote.
These nature-inspired pillows are simple to make using our leaf templates.
Give plain sofa pillows vibrant personalities with easy-to-make pillow bands.
For these sunroom pillows, mustard-yellow linen was printed with three different-size anthurium leaves.
Those inexpensive vinyl tablecloths are good for more than just picnics -- they make great material for pillows that are easy to clean.
Give your home a modern boost by stenciling pillows with stylish patterns.
Use denim cloth or an old denim shirt to create patterned pillows for your living room.
Different versions of the running stitch can unify any assemblage of bed linens, whether you embellish an existing pattern or create a new design.
Create batik prints using icing tips, blocks, and dowels to add geometric designs to bedroom pillows.
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