How To Make Your Own Envelope Pillow For Less Than $15


Sewing is something I love doing but I’m not very good. I’ve only done it a handful of I times but have made quite a few nice things.

I have these pillows, you know the ones with the sequins. Yes, those ones.

How to Make An Envelope Pillow For Under $15 - The Shiny Sequin Pillows

I love them to death, they are SO satisfying. I enjoy sitting in my chair and stroking my pillows so much!

Unfortunately, they are purple and green. This didn’t really go with the colors that I chose to decorate for fall. On a whim, I decided to make a few pillow covers for them.


They turned out amazing!

The best part, I found the supplies at Goodwill! I bought a fitted sheet for about $6, a sweater for $3 and a button up for about $2. I made two pillows and still have a bunch of fabric left over.

How to Make An Envelope Pillow For Under $15 - Two Sweaters and A Sheet

Here’s what you need!

Sewing machine (I use this one)

Needles, thread, scissors, etc.




You will need three pieces of fabric, 2 about the size of your pillow and one for your envelope piece. The easy way to do this is to lay your desired pillow down and cut around it (THIS made it so much easier) leaving ½ to 1 inch around for your seam but you can also measure your pillow and your fabric. Just remember that seam!

The envelope piece will be up to you, you do need to make sure it’s big enough to reach the three corners of your pillow but where it lays will be up to you. Mine is about a ⅓ of the way down.
How to Make An Envelope Pillow For Under $15 - Envelope pieceOnce you have all three of your pieces cut it’s time to put it together!

The hard part

This is a little confusing, especially if you are a newbie like me. I got it right on my third try, though!

First, you want to lay down the back of your pillow cover, good side up. The envelope piece is next also good side up and finally your front piece good side down.

Pin to keep everything in place.

For the sewing part, the only part that is hard is the part where you stick the pillow in.
The easiest way to explain this part is to sew the front piece and envelope piece together. DO NOT sew the back part!

Everything else you can sew normally.

You don’t need to leave a hole since you’ll be able to turn it right side out through the envelope.


It seems really confusing but once you are done with the sewing and you turn everything right side out, you’ll move the envelope part as well. It all works out!

How to Make An Envelope Pillow For Under $15 - Finished pillow

That’s it!

You now have your very own cute little envelope pillow!


If you make one tag me on social media, I’d love to see what everyone comes up with!


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