How to Make Pillow Inserts


Adding some decorative pillows is a quick and easy way to bring new colors and textures to a room. Pillows are a popular DIY project because they are easy to sew. But did you know that you can sew your own pillow inserts too? Yep, the form that gives the pillow its puffy shape can be a DIY project too! Making your own pillow insert allows you to make pillows of any size and shape, even something unusual or irregular.

Today we’re going to show you how easy it is to make your own, high quality pillow forms.


How to Make a Pillow Insert in 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Cut the pillow protector fabric to size.
  2. Sew the sides shut, leaving an opening to insert the fiberfill.
  3. Turn the cover right side out.
  4. Stuff with fiberfill until the desired look is achieved.
  5. Sew the opening shut.

We made our pillow forms out of Spun Bonded Pillow Protector Fabric and stuffed it with a polyester fiberfill. Both of these materials are non-allergenic and machine washable. You can get these materials and stylish home décor fabric perfect for pillow covers at

Do you make lots of throw pillows? Ever make your own pillow forms? Share your ideas with us in the comments!

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