A couple of days ago, I showed you how to make these art deco wild cat pillows that I absolutely adore. I also said I’d be sharing how to make pillow filling. So here it is! These DIY pillow fills are a simple sewing project for anyone with a sewing machine. Even if you are new to sewing, this is a project that beginners can do, too. And just think—once you’ve mastered this, you can make all the pillows you want!

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If these wild cat pillows aren’t your style, you could make this acorn pillow for fall. Or you might like this soft knitted pillow. We’ve got other DIY pillows on the site, so feel free to poke around for more ideas!

Once you’re ready to make your own pillow filling, gather the tools and materials listed below. Then follow our step-by-step instructions. I would say it took about 20 minutes to make this pillow filling. 

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How to Make Pillow Filling 

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above for your pillow fills.
  2. Use your measuring tape to find the length and width of your pillowcase.
  3. Use a ruler and pencil to draw out measurements onto fabric and then cut. If measuring a finished pillowcase, add an inch to the length and width for seam allowance.
  4. Put right sides together and leave a 4″ opening for fill. Place a pin on each side of an opening and sew around from pin to pin. Reinforce stitches at the beginning and end. 

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How to make pillow filling photo tutorial by Lia Griffith
DIY pillowing filling with DIY art deco wild cat pillow cover