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12 DIY ideas for decorative pillow cases

If you want to add color to your home, pillows are one way to do it. Pillows only look as good as the pillow cases. In most cases, pillowcases are overlooked and used for functional purposes rather than decoration. However, pillowcases can either change or destroy the decor of your bedroom or living room.

Pillowcase covers are inexpensive, but you never have to buy them if you enjoy DIY projects. In fact, if you are a DIY enthusiast, you should never buy pillowcases. Not only is it easy but fun to make pillow cases.

Regardless of your existing home decoration, there is always a matching DIY pillowcase available. The materials you have will determine the type of pillowcase you end up with. Below are simple DIY projects that you can try at home.

  1. Sharpie pillow cases

Sharpie’s pillow cases are easy to make. All you need are snipers, booze, white, and a spray bottle. When creating these covers, you must first dye the pillowcases with the snipers. You can try as many patterns as you can to see which ones go with the decor in your home.

After staining, apply the rubbing alcohol with the spray bottle. This will bleed the pillowcases to make the colors more attractive. Make sure you do this in an open place or outdoors.

  1. French stitched pillow cases

This is an excellent option for those who know and love to sew. The pillowcase is made in such a way that it has a striking French seam on the edges. That makes it attractive.

All you need are three differently printed fabrics and Sewing equipmentand you’re good to go The good thing about this project is that you can choose different colors for your pillows.

  1. Pillowcases made of yarn

If you like working with yarn, you will love these pillow cases. If done right, the pillows are cute and fits into the interior of every home. You can choose any color of your choice as the yarns come in all possible colors.

  1. Side tie case

These are pillow cases that can be attached to one end instead of the normal pillow case attachments. To make these beautiful pillowcases, you need a meter of fabric (a color of your choice), a sewing machine, a thread, scissors or a rotary cutter. You must know and love to make beautiful pillowcases with a sewing machine.

All you need to do is make a simple rectangular pillowcase and then attach side zip ties to the open end of the pillowcase.

  1. Envelope case

Envelope pillow cases look pretty whether in yours Bedroom or your living room. The pillowcases are designed so that the opening to the case is in the middle of the case rectangle. This makes it easier to put on and take off the case.

You can choose any fabric in any color or pattern to match the covers with your existing decor. Again, the cases are easy to make as you are just creating a simple rectangular case with an opening in the middle.

  1. Knotted case

A knotted pillowcase is easy since you don’t necessarily have to sew. If you can’t sew, this is your type of pillow case. All you need here is fabric big enough to be wrapped around your pillow and tied lengthways in the middle of the pillow.

You can choose fabrics in different colors and patterns to match your decor. The knotted case looks simple but adds style to your bedroom or living room.

  1. Napkin pillowcase

This pillow is so named because it resembles the folding of a napkin. This pillow case is ideal for small square pillows that are mainly used on sofas. You need a cloth napkin, a sewing kit, a button and a cord.

  1. Pillowcase without sewing

This is an adorable pillowcase that doesn’t need to be sewn. If you can’t sew, this is another great option besides the knotted case. Again, you can make this pillowcase in just a few minutes. You will need fabric (choose the material of your choice), iron, super hold hem tape, eyelet kit, hammer, and twill tape.

  1. Cushion cover made from recycled shirts

Do you have some shirts that you may not be using? These shirts can be used to make pillow cases. If you don’t know how to sew with a machine, you can Back stitch with your hands.

Clean the shirts and iron them nicely, just as you would if you were wearing them. If the shirt looks good, the pillowcase looks great.

  1. Pillowcases with pom-pom trim

The pom-pom pillowcase is a simple pillowcase with a pom-pom trim. This makes the pillow case attractive. You can use this pillow for your kid’s room or use it to spice up your living room too. Choose appealing colors that match your room decoration.

  1. Formulated cases

Do you have a quote in your head that you think should be on a pillowcase? Creating a pillowcase with a quote is a way to add fun to your living room. To write a quote on your pillowcase, you will need a linen pillowcase or pillow, letter stencil, felt pen / fabric marker, ruler, tape and pencil.

If you don’t have a linen pillowcase, you can make one that will fit your pillow perfectly.

  1. Reversible pillow covers

Reversible pillowcases are exceptional in that they have no wrong side. It’s like two pillow cases in one. The good thing is that these cases are no different from standard cases. The added benefit of reversing the cases makes it easier for you to view different designs at different times.

If you don’t make pillow cases for your home, you can label them or add tags and sell them on Etsy or your website and give them away to someone. Place woven or printed labels on your pillow cases when you sell them make them more identifiable with your brand. When you give them away, a tag can contain a special message.