My husband and I purchased a new couch a few months back and it is beige microfiber with dark brown leather accents and I knew from the beginning that I wanted to brighten it up with teal and coral accent pillows. In the weeks following as I browsed various stores looking for decorator pillows to get ideas of the styles that I liked, I was stunned at how expensive they are. For two (small) squares of fabric and some polyfill, they want to charge $20 or more??
So, I began browsing the web for pillow tutorials and found a treasure trove of designs online and am now caught up trying to decide which pillows I want to make. Is there such a thing as too many pillows on the couch? I only know that my husband will be glad to not have me yelling at him about using the two (expensive) pillows I did buy (done begrudgingly to meet a purchase minimum at the furniture store). Below you can see an extensive list of links to various pillow making tutorials. There are multiple pages, so be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to go to the next one.
A tutorial on making an envelope pillow cover by Lindsey Cheney of the Pleated Poppy.
Scrap Buster Fall Pillow
Tutorial showing how to make a decorative pillow cover decorated with a raw-edge applique tree at Cluck, Cluck, Sew.
Easy Envelope Pillow Covers
Another tutorial for making envelope style pillow form covers from tiny Decor.
Flower Garden Pillow Tutorial
This tutorial includes patterns for a beautiful floral applique and incorporates quilting techniques.
Ruffle Pillow Tutorial
Make a cute ruffly pillow from a t-shirt. What a great way to repurpose a favorite shirt that may have a spot or two.
Just a Little Pillow Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to make a pillow with a flanged edge. This cover is not removable.
Put a Zipper in Your Pillow Tutorial
Interested in making a zippered pillow cover? This tutorial shows you how.
Bunny Pillow Tutorial
A cute patchwork pillow with a pocket to hold a couple of bunnies!
Doggie or Kitty Bed
Want to make a pillow for your pet? Here is a how-to.
Button Back Pillow Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to put together a pillow cover with a button closure on the back.