Upcycled and DIY Shaped Pillow Covers
There is nothing like a few unique homemade pillow cover design ideas to add a bit of personality to the most boring of sofas.
Over the years I have made many different kinds of pillows and cushions. Often these fun pillows cover design ideas are made from upcycled fabrics like old wool sweaters and jeans.
They are a very affordable way to add fun accessories to your home. Many of the pillow covers would also make a great homemade gift. Especially the luggage tag pillow covers as they are easily personalized.
There are free patterns and step by step instructions for each DIY pillow cover idea. All the pillows/cushions are pretty simple to make. They can be made by hand, by sewing machine or a combination of the both of them.
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These mountain pillows have been featured in many places the tutorial was even published in a Peruvian Bus Magazine. A great shaped pillow cover idea for those with a love of the mountains and outdoor. They would look great in a ski lodge or log cabin.
Made from upcycled wool sweaters.
Another pillow cover design idea for those with wanderlust. These luggage tag shaped pillows make for a fun gift. I made one for my sister in law personalized with her name and favourite destination written on the tag.
This is a fun snake pillow tied up into a monkey style knot. The main body of the pillow is made from the repurposed sleeves of old wool sweaters. You could have fun by trying out different kind of knots.
A fun pillow cover idea for old scouts perhaps!
These fun fished shaped pillow covers are made from 2 different materials, wool sweaters & denim. Bleach is used to stencil fish scales onto the denim fabric.
A great upcycled pillow/cushion for a beach hut or seaside home. They would also make a great gift for any fishermen in the family.
This is a cute seasonal repurposed pillow for Christmas. The Christmas tree is decorated with colourful pom poms instead of baubles.
Another seasonal themed upcycled pillow cover idea. These old sweaters are made into bunny pillows for spring decor.
DIY flower pillows inspired by the Marimekko Unikko poppy design. These pillows are in a fun squashed poppy shape. Like the iconic Marimekko Unikko print, the flower-shaped pillow covers can be made in a colourway to suit your home decor.
Another pillow cover idea for those with wanderlust and fans of denim. This cushion can be personalized by stitching the red felt heart onto a special place on the denim world map.
Make gorgeous Boho style jeans pillows with sari trim and pom-poms. Vintage sari trim is very easy to buy online from eBay or Amazon and almost everyone has an old pair of jeans. The pom-poms are made from leftover wool scraps.
Use a paper doily as a stencil to bring life and personality to some old plain pillow covers.
This pillow cover idea is great for a teenager or Frida Kahlo fan. The cushion is made from an old blanket and the flowers from sweater felt scraps. Even the tassels in the corner are made from repurposed denim.