The 10 Minute Throw Pillow Cover

Let me show you my “go-to” pillow cover tutorial that’s a piece of cake to make! I can usually whip one of these up in 10 minutes!

How to make a pillow cover in only 10 minutes!

The first thing you’ll want to do is measure the size of the throw pillow you’re making a cover for.

Once you have your measurements you will want to add one inch to the length and the width. For example if I have a pillow that is 27″x27″ I will want to cut my FRONT piece 28″ x28″. If I have a pillow that is 6″ x 12″ I would cut my front piece 7″ x 13″.European-Pillow-Dimensions-UCreateFor your BACK pieces (depending on how much you want the flap in the back to overlap) you will want want the height to be the same measurement (so 28″ in example). For the width, both pieces need to add up to be more than 28″ (or height) when sewn together.

Once you have your three pieces of fabric ready, you are ready to sew!


1. Grab one of the BACK pieces and fold & iron 1/2 inch down on one of the 28” sides.

2. Fold over another 1/2 inch and iron down.

3. Pin your iron fold to make it secure.

4. Sew a 1/4” inseam down the side.

Repeat steps 1-4 on the other back piece.


Next you will lay your back piece right side or also called patterned side facing up on your table.

Then you will lay your back pieces right side facing down like the picture above.

Pin all 4 outer sides and sew a 1/4” inseam on all 4 outer sides.


Flip right side out and stuff with your pillow and you’re finished!!

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Post By: Kari Sweeten

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