Sew Your Personality - Make a Unique Throw Pillow Cover | Donnine Canamar | Skillshare

Sew Your Personality - Make a Unique Throw Pillow Cover

Donnine Canamar, Multimedia Designer, Artist

Sew Your Personality - Make a Unique Throw Pillow Cover

Donnine Canamar, Multimedia Designer, Artist

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Cutting your pattern

    • 3. Sewing

    • 4. Finishing touches

    • 5. Conclusion

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

Make your own throw pillow cover in under 15 minutes. Use up cycled material or any material from the store to make covers for your throw pillows. Now, there's no need to buy new pillows every time you'd like to change the mood of a room! 

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Donnine Canamar

Multimedia Designer, Artist


Hello! My name is Donnine Canamar and I'm a Multimedia Designer in Minnesota.

Check out my portfolio, and send a hello my way!

See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Your creative journey starts here.

  • Unlimited access to every class
  • Supportive online creative community
  • Learn offline with Skillshare’s app

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. Intro: guy's a mini Mr mean and I am a multimedia designer slash cycle artist. Lately, my newest project has been taking unused or underutilized material on and turning them into pillowcases. So we're gonna do that today. And I think that's really great because it keeps fabric out of landfills stuff normally would, you know, be turn away. So a great way to do that is by making pillowcases, and I'm gonna show you how to make one today in 15 minutes or less, let's get started. 2. Cutting your pattern: All right. So we are going Teoh measure and cut our fabric and this is good to you. It's good to use a graphite pencil to mark out your pattern because the graphite will come up in the wash. So we're aiming four a pillow that is 15 by 15. So we're gonna cut it 16 by 16 and I'm kind of ready made a bigger margin here. I know that 16 right here on the reason why we're doing 16 by 16 is because when we so we want our margins toe only be 1/2 inch on all sites prevents it from being too bulky. And it will be nice and tight when you put it on the pillow. That first piece. And we're doing this on the wrong side of the fabric, Which is good, Teoh. No, because we want to be always selling on the wrong side of the fabric, which means that the pattern or the the way that you lay out the fabric, this side will be displayed and this side will be happening inside. So don't worry if you made a few mistakes with the measuring like I did so I like to Dio is just extend this line because we're gonna get our second lap here. And I've included in the project attachments just like a simple thing for you guys to see what I'm doing here and laid out in a pattern form. This piece will end up being around 10.5 inches, which is pretty good. You can always make the flaps a little bit bigger. And then here I know that this is 16 inches here, so we're just going to extend this line down and then we're gonna cut it, Beat this up So it isn't bare boards? No. Okay, so we have three pieces here, and we're going to lay them out How we're going to so that so flip this over and take our smaller piece, and we're going to put it the correct sides facing together. And what we're gonna dio is we're going to so this line and then we're going to so this fine here and then we're just going to make it go all the way around. Wouldn't going to aim for this side to be on the outside because the side already has a stitching. If you're fabric doesn't have a stitching. We're going to make one before we actually. So this piece on the other piece, which I'll show you. All right, you can do this next part my hand. But I recommend going with some type of sewing machine, just for time's sake. 3. Sewing: All right, So we're going to start off by making the seam on our pillow. That's gonna be on the outside. What we're gonna do is we're just gonna fold it over on. Some people like to use pins, but I preferably don't just because they kind of get in the way after a while. So we're going to go forward, and then we're gonna go back, and what we've done is just created a not that's gonna reinforce when you pull on it that way, the thread won't come out. Just sell a straight line, and then we're gonna go backwards again just to make sure that the not at the end of the Seimas, the same as the front side that we did. And then we're going to cut it off. And you guys can refer to the selling handout that I put in the product guidelines attachment older. You guys get confused or just ask me any questions. So we're gonna so this to the front of our have a case and you guys see that when I turn it over on the other side, I've made a scene now, just like that, and we're going to do the same thing with the other. - Okay , now, here's where it gets tricky. You need Teoh put the flat that you've done, the edging stitching on on the underside and then fold the other flap over to do the next side. So it should go out like this. Your flap is underneath. You put the other. I said, that's not gonna show on the outside when you sew it. And then you're gonna so this side and every every time you feel that you're going over either this slap or the side that you sowed here, we're going. Teoh, just do a couple of extra stitches just to make sure that they don't come apart when you're putting them on and off your pillow, Uh, and then we're gonna turn it around and do the same thing on the other side. 4. Finishing touches: What we're gonna do now is we're gonna cut off the corners, Not the stitching, just the actual corner of the fabric. It's that way. When you turn it right side out, it creates nicer corners. All right, start it writes it out. All right, We're gonna turn our pillowcase rights, you know? Just gonna put it on there, grab a pillow. You can suck. Monkey it over. I like to put my finger point up the edges, just like that. And now we have the bucket and a successful 5. Conclusion: All right. So I hope you enjoyed the class and post your pillows in the comments. Thanks for watching.