The feminine obsession with pillows is an expression of her softness. Pillows and cushions make a sitting area snug and soften hard lines. Pillows are light blank slates on which you can write and draw your creativity. They can be both sew and no sew pillows, bolsters, or throw cushions which you can make with these DIY pillow ideas.
No-sew pillows use fabric glue and in some cases hot glue as well. These are instant and have little embellishments. Make them with fastening techniques like the candy shaped bolster pillow made with a rolled foam wrapped candy style and the ends tied with ribbon. The knot pillow belongs to this category. Sewed pillows allow more experimentation and carry heavy embellished fronts.
You can make letter or stuffed animal pillows by cutting the shape and gluing or sewing it. Fabric paint final touches, add googly eyes, or paint anything else you would like to. Make textured, patch worked, quilted, or embroidered fronts. Add bows, buttons, fabric petals, flowers, shapes, or any other fanciful decoration. Create appliquéd flag cushions or any other design.
Stitch ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ pillows for your bed or make toy pillows for the kids. Make floor pillows for your baby, pet, or a floor sitting. Mix and match velvets and lace, or reclaim clothes by converting them into shirt, sweater pillows, or paint leg bolster ones. Reclaim linen or bed sheets in the same manner and make tweaked pillow fronts.