DIY Accent Pillow

DIY Accent PillowAccent pillows are important. Like, super important. Read about why here. They can really pull a room together, and tie in a color theme nicely. We know they can be pretty pricey, so here’s an easy way to spice up your decor without breaking the budget. This DIY accent pillow is much more affordable than a $40 pillow at the store!

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Pick a fabric.

DIY Accent Pillow
Pick a fun fabric for your accent pillow. We suggest patterns or bright, solid colors. The point of an accent pillow is for it to be the eye-catching accent, so make it fun!

Gather pillow stuffing.

DIY Accent Pillow
Pick your pillow stuffing – cotton, synthetic, feathers, your choice! Whatever you feel is comfortable. Buy a little more than you think you’ll need – you’ll be surprised how much stuffing you’ll need to make your pillow nice and full.


DIY Accent Pillow
Because you need to cut things. Heavy duty ones are recommended when cutting through fabric!

Draw out the size of your pillow.

DIY Accent Pillow
Draw out the shape of your accent pillow and add an extra inch for room to sew. We chose a long rectangular shape, but you can get as creative as you’d like!

Cut the fabric.

DIY Accent Pillow
Snip, snip, snip.

Sew the open sides.

DIY Accent Pillow
DIY Accent Pillow
Simply sew close the open ends leaving a small space at the end where you will stuff the pillow. Make small stitches to get your pillow nice and secure.

Turn it inside out.

DIY Accent Pillow

Stuff it.

DIY Accent Pillow
This is the fun part. Be sure to pull the stuff to the corners as well. Fill it as firm as you’d like.

Sew the pillow close.

DIY Accent Pillow
Finally, sew the pillow closed by folding the fabric inwards, and doing small stitches across the very top of the seam.


DIY Accent Pillow

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  1. […] We are able with another accent pillow DIY! This one requires absolutely no sewing (unless you really want to…) and takes about 5 minutes to do. Your decor will be looking fresh and fabulous within a few folds of fabric. This is a great and easy way to refresh your decor seasonally, without breaking the budget and without too much work. Simply buy a fabric for each season, and use it on the same pillow as the seasons change! Found out how with our DIY bow accent pillow. You can also learn how to make a basic accent pillow here. […]

  2. This is my favourite video because I’m a very artistic person and love to make cute, unique, and simple things rather than buy them. This video is made for me!


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