DIY turn a $4 dishtowel into a decorative pillow ~ Low cost pillow covers

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be posting here at A Thrifty Mom! I am Adrienne and I blog over at Free Time Frolics!  I blog about crafts, recipes, DIY and printable’s. Today I am going to share how to make a pillow cover with a Dishtowel.  This project was super easy and makes an adorable throw pillow for a bed or chair. Making the pillow took me about 30 minutes, with minimal sewing.

Let’s get started.  First I found this dishtowel at TJ Maxx for $4.  I fell on love with the little appliqued birds and ruffle.  I knew immediately this little beauty was going to be a pillow for my daughters bed. My towel measured 20×30.

Next I picked out 3 buttons and 2 1/2 yards of ribbon to match.  I had a pillow for from a previous couch pillow I didn’t need anymore.  If you are looking for a pillow form, Home Fabrics and Rugs is a great place to get them.

Next I wrapped my dishtowel around my pillow form to get a general idea of how far the dishtowel would wrap. Mine wrapped around once with a a 5 inch overlap.  With that in mind, I folded the bottom edge of my dishtowel about 8 inches. I pinned the edges into place.

Next cut you ribbon into 8 equal pieces.  Burn the edges with a match.  This will keep the ends from unraveling.  Pin your ribbon into position. I pinned mine at the top of the folded edge and 3 1/2 inches from the bottom folded edge, in between the 2 pieces of fabric..

Stitch into place. Making a pocket for the pillow.

Place your pillow in the sewn pocket.  I did this to check for placement of the other ribbons. My ribbons were placed 3 and 7  inches from the top of the ruffle. Just make sure they sit directly even with each other. Stitch them into place.

For the last step I placed my buttons.  I measured for center and pinned.  For the other buttons I measured from the middle to each end and found that center and pinned on both sides.  This is where I made my button holes.

Hand stitch your buttons on and you are all done!! Now you have an adorable decorative throw pillow for a bed or chair for spring or a little girls bedroom.  My little girl loves her new decorative pillow on her bed.  I need to keep my eyes open for a few more just like them.

Thanks so much Thrifty Mom for having me! If you like what you saw here please come on over to my blog Free Time Frolics and take a look around.