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How To Make Easy Envelope Pillow With Coastal Theme

Tired of sewing zippers. Learn how to make easy envelope pillow with coastal theme.

Can’t find the perfect pillow? Then create your own. I was looking for a coastal pillow made with good fabric for my new white couches, but could not find anything I could afford with a coastal feel. Here is a tutorial on a DIY easy envelope pillow with a coastal theme. This is a great opportunity to create your own pillows exactly the way you want with the perfect fabric.

I did some digging on how to make the easiest pillows and found that the envelope pillow cover is the fastest to make. I am going to show you 4 simple steps on how to do this.


Pillow insert


Sewing machine



Tape measure

  1. Measure your pillow insert and multiply one side of 23 inches by 2 and add 6 inches that the length of the fabric you need to cut. For example, my pillow insert was (23 by 23)  23 X 2 =46 add 6 inches for the seams and overlap of fabric.
  2. Take the ends of the fabric and fold  1/4 over. Please iron that, fold over again and iron. Do that for both ends. Sew those seams up.
  3. Place pillow in the center of the fabric and overlap the fabric on each end so the opening of the envelope pillow is in the center.
  4. You will be sewing both sides inside out. Once done you can put the pillow insert through the opening. It’s that easy.

I am so happy how they turned out. If you have no issues with your sewing machine it should be very quick to make these envelope pillows. It took me 15 minutes to make each pillow. I love my couches with fewer pillows but I wanted to show you how multiple pillows look.


Shop Coastal


Tip: Buy quality fabric, you will get more fabric for your money and the weight of the fabric is heavier for home decor projects. Always get a width of 55 inches or wider. I found my fabric at Discount Fabric. It was $16 a yard on sale, normally $25.00.  I was able to make 3 large pillows with two yards. Total investment for my two pillows were $32.00. I had the inserts so that saved money. The pillows ended costing me $11 each. If you were to buy inserts that would be extra. Large high end pillows from Pottery Barn or William Sonoma start at $70 and go as high as $300.


  1. I love that blue coral print fabric. It looks great on your sofa too!

  2. Well, you KNOW I love these! The color, the fabric, and the tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

  3. Love the pillows and thanks for the links to the fabrics!

    1. Thanks Janet, Glad you like the pillows, its a truly easy DIY that I enjoyed making.

  4. That is such a lovely fabric! Coastal without being over the top. And great tutorial! Little decorating tips like these are good to have in your back pocket.

    Pinning for my future reference



  5. Your pillows turned out perfect. They are coastal and relaxing at the same time.
    Happy Spring,

  6. Maria, I love this pillow idea! Your whole living room is beautiful! Pinning!

  7. Super cute pillows and sew easy!!! Love these, Maria! Already pinned and will share. <3

    Love your new living room,
    Barb 🙂

  8. Wow. This idea is simple and you’ve picked some beautiful fabric for your coastal home. Looks great!

  9. Talk about perfect timing Maria. I am in the middle of making some spring pillowcases for my living room. This is a perfect tutorial.

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