DIY Fur Pillow

DIY Fur Pillow - step by step instructions on how to make your own!

When I showed you my new Craigslist couches, you may have noticed a few new pillows sittin’ pretty on top? The two teal-ish ones are from Marshalls. And the 2 white fur pillows are compliments of faux bunny fur & my incredible lack of sewing skills.

I’ve been a fan of white furry pillows for a while. And although I could have opted to shell out $39.50 for 1 pillow cover, I decided to attempt my own.

Here’s the unofficial report of how it went down + how you can make your own:

First, get ye to the fabric store to buy fur by the yard. I got mine at Hancock Fabrics {which apparently they only carry around Halloween}, but I’m sure you could find some online.

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My daughter was incredibly excited to buy bunny fur. Fake, of course.

Next, find an ugly pillow. Check. If you find yourself lacking in the ugly pillow department, just get a pillow insert or some stuffing.

Measure the pillow/insert & add 1 inch for seam allowance. {translation to follow}

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And here’s the translation: My pillow was 16 inches square. Since I was working with 1 big piece of fabric, I chose to fold it over the pillow {see below} so that there was 1 less side to sew. I’m all about easy. Especially since I was trying to start + finish this project during my kids’ naptime.

On all the other sides, I made sure there was at least 1 inch of extra fabric.

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Here’s the way I measured it:

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Technical, right? I know. I’m such a sewing rebel.

Turn the fabric inside out and pin at the edges.

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Now, bust out the sewing machine and sew 3 sides {or, if you folded your fabric over like I did, just sew 2 of the sides}, leaving 1 side opened.

Insert the pillow into your new cover and hand stitch the remaining side closed.

Vacuum fur off the floor.

Admire your new creation.

DIY Fur Pillow - step by step instructions on how to make your own!

And that’s it! Here’s the best part: fur – especially shaggy fur like this bunny fur I used – is super forgiving. So you don’t have to be very precise with your sewing. Let me know if you make your own fur pillow cover!

So, are you a faux fur lover? Or hater? Don’t care either way?

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