• Ashley Eslaquit

DIY Decorative Fringe Pillow

Updated: Mar 3

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a blog post. With the pandemic and life stuff hitting a little too hard, things have been hectic to say the least. BUT I'm back today with a brand new DIY project! The idea for this came from me going into complete "Spring cleaning" mode last week, and I figured this would be a great way to revamp a comfy couch or bedroom! Plus, I had some fabric leftover so why not make some use out of it? Alright, let's get into this.


Materials
  1. Accent pillow

  2. Scrap fabric

  3. Scissors

  4. Thread

  5. Measuring tape/ruler

  6. Sewing machine (can also use fabric glue if you don’t have a sewing machine)



STEP 1

Measure the length of your pillow. Take the length and add half of the length amount for the full length of the pillow.

Ex: my pillow is 12 in long, so the length would be 12 + 6 (half of 12) = 18 in. Remember to add an extra inch for seam allowance!

It should be able to cover the pillow like this once you’re finished:


STEP 2

Cut another piece that covers the other half of your pillow, making sure to add an extra inch for seam allowance!

The seams in the middle should overlap about an inch - this will be the opening for your pillow case.


STEP 3

Put the pillow aside and grab your fabric scraps. Cut out two strips (mine were about 3 in x 13 in) and sandwich each of the strips in between the top and bottom layers of fabric. Pin the edges in place and sew.


STEP 4

Time to start sewing! Take your fabric and sew along the edges.

*TIP* to make fringe looser, be sure to fold in the corners of the strips in between the layers of fabric so that way it won’t be sewn to the edges.


STEP 5

Trim off all the excess fabric. When you’re done, turn the pillowcase inside out.

You should finish with something that looks like this:


STEP 6

Turn pillowcase inside out again so the seams are exposed:

Fold in the remaining raw edges in about half an inch. Pin in place and sew.

It should end up looking like this:


Repeat on other edge of opening. Trim off excess fabric.


STEP 7

Time to make the fringe! Start cutting little strips in the edge of the fabric.

Continue with this process until you’re satisfied with the look. And voila! Your pillowcase is complete!

I ended up making mine for my dog Winter and she loved it! Show me what you all come up with on Instagram and tag me @ash_alamode so I can see all your awesome creations 😄