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Learn A Skill Wednesday: How to Make Simple Throw Pillows

Throw Pillows are beautiful works of art that enhance the décor of your home. Having a few around your array of furniture would add an instant lush.

You don’t need to contract all them upscale interior decorators for this one. Just look around your home and you can find the raw materials to make these lovely furniture puppies.

So, if your’re suffering from withdrawal syndrome and can’t give out your worn out tee-shirts, you can use them for throw pillows. Likewise, you can tie up your beautiful old or new fabrics and use them for this too.

Here are simple and unusual ways of bringing comfort and style to your home with throw pillows:



A pair of scissors

Sewing Machine



Measuring Tape


Cut your fabric into two rectangular pieces or any shape of your choice.

Measure all the sides and ensure that they both align.

Trim and pin both fabrics together.

Unpin while slowly stitching the fabrics with your sewing machine. Remember to leave a gap where you can turn it right in and stuff.

Cut the corners of your edges to make it sharp and not rounded when you turn.

Flip the fabric right side out.

Stuff it with old clothes, Styrofoam, polyester batting, or whatever soft material you can find.

Sew the gap using a threaded hand sewing needle.


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Adepeju Adenuga

Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.



  1. Becky Onoise

    Becky Onoise

    12th October 2017 at 10:52 am

    Nice, will have to try this out

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    12th October 2017 at 10:54 am

    THrow pillows are nice to have because they ‘spice up’ the aesthetic appreciation of your room

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