Check out how to make your own no-sew DIY lumbar pillow cover with this easy tutorial!
This month’s #diyprojectchallenge was to create something with fabric.
You’re going to love all the amazing ideas my blogging buddies have come up with (find their links further below).
I’ve always loved pretty patterns and designs, and fabric is a great way to change things up without spending too much money.
I have some throw pillows and a lumbar pillow that I don’t use as much these days, so I figured it would be fun to give them a makeover using fabric!
Before I get to the tutorial, here are a few of my favorite places to look for fabric:
- Thrift stores
- Garage sales
- Dollor stores
- Using other linen (tablecloth, table runner, old sweaters, tea towels).
I’ve gotten lucky a few times at thrift stores, people bring leftover fabric there all the time.
While a lot of times it’s not really my style, there are times where I’ve been able to find some beautiful patterns and brought them home with me. (Which I actually did just this past weekend when I found a beautiful piece of fabric at a garage sale).
A little goes a long way.
With that being said…
Here are the materials you’ll need for your fabric lumbar pillow:
- Lumbar Pillow
- Glue Gun
How to make your own no-sew DIY Lumbar Pillow Cover:
- Choose your fabric.
- Cut your fabric to the desired size so that it will fit over your lumbar pillow.
- Lay the fabric down, fold over so it covers both front and back, with a bit of overhang.
- Using a glue gun, glue the fabric together on the “back end.” (see images below).
- Fold and glue the ends.
- Cut off any excess fabric if required.
I had a pretty green leaf fabric laying around for awhile already. I purchased it from a dollar store to make a banner but I never got around to it.
I love the subtle color, the leaves are perfect for the outdoor summer vibes.
Initially I was going to cut my fabric individually, one piece for the front and one for the back.
But as I laid it out and played around with it, I realized that I could just fold it right over the entire pillow.
This meant less cutting, which meant easier for me (and you).
As you can see, I folded it and applied hot glue to the seam, pressing the fabric down onto the pillow.
Once I did that part, I folded the rest of the fabric to the back and finished off that portion.
Next, I moved onto the ends.
First, I applied my glue gun to one end and pressed the folded fabric down onto the pillow once again.
A tip here: You want the pillow cover to look authentic, so I made sure to have the ends “pointed out” a bit.
I checked the ends and played with the corners until it looked right, then glued each side in place.
If you want to keep one end “open” to remove it more easily, just tuck the fabric into the pillow rather than glueing it on.
It sounds like a lot of steps but it was actually really easy.
I’m all about those quick and simple tutorials. It’s amazing what you can create, often by using things you mostly have laying around the house already.
It gives new life to an item you already own and makes it exciting to use it again in a different way.
Pillows are always a great way to change things up for the season.
I’d love to see your own #diyprojectchallenge, so if you end up following this tutorial or any of my friends’ tutorials, include the hashtag #OurHappilyEverHome in your Instagram photos so I can see them and share them on my account!
Now, please go check out these talented bloggers and their amazing fabric tutorials – you won’t be disappointed!
Joyful Derivatives – DIY Drop Cloth Curtains
Kippi at Home – Llama Pillow Pattern
1905 Farmhouse – How To Create Fabric Ribbon For Gifts
Rufus & Henrietta – How To Upholster Cushions
Life’s AHmazing! – DIY Throw Pillows
Southern Yankee DIY – DIY Linen Sign
The DIY Nuts – DIY Storage Boxes
Mama Dares To DIY – DIY Painted Fabric Chairs
5 Secrets to a Gorgeous Room