Bow Shaped Pillow DIY

Introduction: Bow Shaped Pillow DIY

Hi I'm Mizfashionablylate20! This beautiful accent bow pillow is a copy cat version of the Metallic Stripe Bow pillow by Xhilaration found at Target for $19.99. My DIY version cost $10

Materials Needed:


pillow insert or pillow stuffing

Needle and thread

Sewing machine

Hot glue gun

Ribbon Scissors

Step 1: Fold Fabric in Half on the Reverse Side

How much fabric you need will depend on what size bow shaped pillow you would like to make. My pillow is 12 x 16, so I bought less than 1/2 yard of fabric. Turn the fabric on the reverse side and iron fabric to release wrinkles.

Step 2: Mark Measurements

Mark and measure fabric. Mark 13 for width and 17 or length. The extra inch is for sewing allowance.

Step 3: Pin Fabric

Using fabric pins, pin fabric together along the width and length.

Take your scissors cut around the pins to get rid off the excess fabric.

Step 4: Sew and Turn Pillow Cover Inside Out

Sew around the perimeter of the fabric removing pins as you go to connect the two pieces together. Leave a opening to insert your pillow.

Step 5: Turn Pillow Cover Inside Out

Turn the pillow cover inside out and stuff pillow inside.

Step 6: Hand Sew Opening Close

Taking a needle and color coordinated thread, hand sew the opening close.

Step 7: Attach Glittered Ribbon

Cut ribbon to desired length. Using hot glue, glue one side of the ribbon to the pillow. Take other length of ribbon and tightly pull it around the pillow to give it a cinched middle and hot glue it.

Step 8: Your Finished!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY. Please watch my youtube tutorial if you want visual directions. Here is the link:

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    4 years ago

    PS...when you're in the Instructable editor, if you push "enter" after typing in your YouTube link, it will become an embedded video right into your instructable. And when people watch it here, it will count on YouTube. Many blessings :)


    Reply 4 years ago

    thank you so much for your nice and helpful comments. I really appreciate that tidbit about embedding the video ???


    4 years ago

    very well done :) great job!