DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects Striped Rug Pillows Nautical stripes in faded blues combine with neutrals and naturals for a room that's modern and inviting. We used the same rugs to make two kinds of pillows: a large one (bigger than a bed pillow) and a smaller one with an envelope-style opening. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials 2-by-3-foot striped woven throw rugs (use 2 for a large pillow, 1 for an envelope-style pillow) Carpet needle Heavy-duty all-purpose thread 2 standard bed pillows for large version, or 12-by-18-inch insert for envelope-style Instructions Stack and pin together 2 throw rugs. Making 1/4-inch stitches, sew 3 sides by hand, leaving 1 short end open. Turn inside out (the fringe-on sewn end will remain inside). Insert 2 bed pillows. Stitch end closed. Lay throw rug flat. Fold one short side in, 12 inches from a fringed end. Making 1/4-inch stitches, sew the sides together by hand, forming a pocket. Insert a pillow. Fold the other fringed end over; stitch down corners to secure flap, but leave an opening for removing the pillow.