I have too much scrap fabric and old curtains I am not using anymore, I decided to use some of them to make pillows for our patio. We are still working on it and there’s still much work to do, but I think some cute pillows would be a great addition.
As I had the pillow already, I just needed to measure it and then cut a piece of fabric. It was easy to calculate, mine was 17″ wide so I multiplied 17 by 2, and then added a half of the wide for the overlap which was 8.5. That did a total length of 42.5″, and the high was 15″ so I cut a rectangle with those measures.
If you would like to create the pillow case from scratch, all you need is a good quality fabric. I am assuming that you already have a sewing machine handy. If not, Jen from Jen’s Sewing Machines can help you find one.
Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Star Envelope Pillow Cover.
This is really easy to do, so here’s a list of what you will need in case you want to make some for your home too. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
- A piece of fabric
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
- Acetate sheet
- X-Acto knife
- Paint (color of your choice)
- Rotary mat
I folded the right side over the left and measured it was 17″.
Then I folded the overlap under the two layers of fabric, pinned everything together, sewed it and flipped it inside out.
Once I had the pillow cover ready, I printed a five-point star. While I was tidying up and putting away my sewing machine, one of my daughters needed a piece of paper and mine was handy… I didn’t bother too much because I was going to trace the star shape in a bigger piece of paper, so with a ruler I extended all the lines.
When I looked at the star I realized it wasn’t as wide as I thought it would be, so I added 0,5″ on every side to make it fatter.
Then I cut it. It had the shape I was looking for!!
I took my rotary mat, the paper star, the X-Acto knife, a ruler and an acetate sheet to design a stencil. I taped the star on the acetate sheet, and with the help of the ruler and the knife I cut the star.
I placed a piece of cardboard under the fabric; this way I was only going to paint the first layer of fabric.
I secured the stencil with some tape and began painting. When it was done, I let it dry and then stuffed the pillow form inside of it.
Then I brought it to the patio. I love it!! In fact, I love stars. I also made some time ago faux metal stars for my living room.
Isn’t it cute? I really enjoy recycling while making pretty things for the house in a budget!
I hope you liked this DIY star envelope pillow cover and remember, I’d love to see yours if you make your own!
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