Pillow Talk: 20 Pillow Tutorials

Confession: I have a {slight} pillow obsession. If my husband had his way, our bed would have 2 pillows on it- the ones we each sleep on. Our bed has 10, but in my opinion, it would look better with a few more! Pillows add color and character and dimension to a bed, a chair or a sofa, and I just love the way you can change your pillows as often as you want and get a completely new look with hardly any work at all! Here are 20 pillow tutorials that have caught my {obsessive} eye:

 Embellished with Flowers

creative pillow tutorial 1

Love the Bright Colors on this pillow, from Just Another Hang Up

Felt Flower from Love Stitched

Embellished flowers, from DIY Design Fanatic

creative pillow tutorial 2

Ruffled Flower Pillow from V & Co.

Giant felt flower from The Adventures of One Crazy Lady

Black & white, from All Things Thrifty

Created with Ruffles

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Ruffled Pillow, from V & Co.

Ruffled Pillow, from House of Smiths

Puffy Ruffles, from Whimsi Kel

Fun Shapes

creative pillow tutorial 4

Car Pillow, from Noodlhead

Round Pillow, from Sew 4 Home

Neckroll, from Sew 4 Home

 Creative Embellishments

creative pillow tutorial 5

Butterflies, from Ruffles & Stuff

Ribbon Pillow from Sweet Something Designs

Bed Pillows made from a man’s shirt, from Raising Camelot

Subway art, from Sew Dang Cute

creative pillow tutorial 6

These pillows were SPRAY PAINTED! If you don’t believe me, see it for yourself at This Thrifty House

Monogram pillow from So Wonderful So Marvelous

“U Complete Me”, from Creature Comforts

Bunting Pillow, from Cicada Daydream

All these pictures are making me sleepy! Time to toss the 8 unused pillows from my bed onto the floor and take a nap! Have a fun day!

Feel free to pin this image:

creative pillow tutorial 7

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in August of 2010 but was updated in June 2013

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. I really like the puffy ruffles pillows and the pillows made with man's shirt (reminds me that I want to do that).

  2. I love the ruffles, the car pillow, the one made from a man's shirt…and the felt flower ones of course! The spray painted ones I saw on some other blog about a year ago and thought they were neat but not for me lol glad to see they caught on and others are making them now…cheap and cute!
    @ Creative Kristi

  3. House of Smiths says:

    Ooo! Thanks for gathering all those yummy pillows up in one place :)
    I LOVE the embellished flower pillow. So cute!

    Thanks for including me in this fun post :)

  4. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says:

    This is a great post for my inner pillow junkie!! :) Thank you for including me!

  5. Sharon@thisthriftyhouse says:

    It's so nice to know that I am not alone in my pillow obsession!! Thank you for including me in your pillow showcase! :o) Sharon

  6. elizabeth @ twelvecrafts says:

    Wow! There are so many amazing pillow ideas out there! Now, I just need someone to make them all for me! ;)

    Thanks for including the pillow buddy in such a fun and creative list.

  7. billie monster says:

    Those are flippin' gorgeous! I love the ruffly ones.

  8. Oh my goodness all that pillow delight is wonderful! I am bookmarking this post!

  9. Thanks for featuring my pillow! Now I have many more to add to my list to make. Thanks for the great list!

  10. Thanks so much for your nice spotlight of my pillow. All the pillows are fabulous — I'd say I was in very good company!

  11. Kelli @ WhimsiKel says:

    Thanks so much for including mine! That is a great selection – now I need to add some to my to-make list!

  12. Brittany@Love Stitched says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE all these fab pillows…I am going to have to add some of these to my TO DO list for my bedroom redo! Thank so much for featuring my felt flower pillow Steph :)

  13. There is no link for the pillow made from the mans shirt….