Today I’m showing you how to make a pillow cover made with a $5 rug! With a few supplies you can make this trendy pillow cover and change up your decor on a budget! I’m loving how this DIY pillow cover is so simple and easy to make.
Today I’m excited to share with you how to make a pillow cover from a rug! I came across a vintage inspired 3×5 rug at a local discount store for $5, and thought it would make a beautiful pillow cover.
I had a lumbar sized pillow insert in my pillow stash just waiting for a new cover, so this was the perfect project for my DIY rug pillow cover. I decided to use some fabric glue to “hem” the edges of the fabric, making it an easy no-sew project.
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How to make a pillow cover from a rug
I’m so excited with how easy this no-sew pillow cover was to make! The only materials needed to make this DIY pillow cover are fabric glue, a rug, and scissors!
I simply laid out my rug, placed my pillow insert on top, and eye-balled where to cut the rug based on the size of my pillow. I used a 3×5 rug which gave me plenty of fabric to work with. I also had a bit of scrap fabric left over to use for another DIY project (coming soon!).
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Materials Needed For A DIY Pillow Cover:
- Rug (I used a 3×5 rug)
- Fabric glue
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First I placed my cotton rug flat on the floor and then placed my pillow insert on top of it. I pulled up the rug around the edges of the pillow to determine where to cut my rug, so I would have enough fabric around each side for glueing together.
Then after triple checking my measurements of where to cut, I cut my rug to size. I did leave an extra inch of fabric on the cut side. On the side that I cut the rug it became un-hemmed, so I glued down that side to create a faux “hem” to make it consistent with the other edges.
Then I folded my rug over the pillow making sure to pull tight to create a snug fitting cover. Then I glued down the overlapping hem, leaving each end still open.
Lastly I glued together each end, holding it down firmly for a couple minutes to ensure it was dry.
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What do you think of my DIY no-sew throw pillow? I’ve always wanted to try to make pillow covers without a sewing machine, and this simple DIY pillow was SO fun to make! I’m going to be on the lookout at Five Below for some more $5 rugs so I can keep creating more beautiful DIY throw pillows!