Easy Double Sided Pillow

Living in a small town can sometimes create a challenge for shopping. Luckily, we have a really nice craft store that eases my frustration from time to time.

And that craft store just happens to have a great selection of fabric. I always check the remnant bin when I’m there. It’s a great way to score fabric at a really decent price. The only problem is, the fabric pieces aren’t overly large, which can really limit the type of projects they can be used for.

The other day I found a darling piece of fabric. It was only a $1.00 and I loved the pattern the second I saw it. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do too much with it since it wasn’t very big, but it was big enough to create a double sided pillow.


I picked a neutral fabric that was chock full of texture for the back side and decided to use my new fabric for the front. I love the way that it turned out, and it was sew easy to make!

Two Sided Pillow Tutorial I The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s how I did it:

First, I ironed my fabric making sure to remove all wrinkles. If you plan on washing your pillow cover frequently, I would suggest that you pre-wash your fabric. But if you don’t plan on it, skip it. Which is what I did. πŸ™‚

Iron Fabric

Then, I measured my pillow form, which was a 14″ x 16″ insert. I added an extra inch to the length and width for a seam allowance. Because I wanted my pillow cover to be double sided, I measured the entire piece of fabric the full length that I needed. Then I divided it in half. From there I knew that each piece of fabric would need to be 15″ long x 17″ wide. I measured and cut my floral fabric first.

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Once that was done, I measured and cut the second side using my floral fabric as a template.

Step 2

Step 3

I pinned both of the fabric pieces together with the right sides of the fabric placed together.Β  Then I picked the bottom side for my pillow cover.

step 4

On the bottom of the pillow cover, I measured 3 inches from the outside of each side and pinned it to mark the spot. With both sides pinned at three inches, that left a large gap in the middle which would later be used to stuff the pillow.

Step 5

Next, it was on to sewing! I started on the bottom right corner and used a continuous stitch for the whole thing.

Step 6

Once I had stitched along the first part of the bottom and reached the corner, I lifted up the foot of the sewing machine, leaving the needle in place, and turned the fabric to sew the next side.

Step 7

Step 8

Then, I did the exact same thing on that side. Once I reached the end, I lifted the foot, leaving the needle in place, and turned the fabric to start the next side.

Step 9

As I started on the last side (the bottom), I reached the pin marking my stopping point. I lifted up the foot and needle, which gave me one continuous stitch for the whole pillow.

Step 10

step 11

I cut each corner, above the seam, to make a nice square corner when turned right side out.

step 12

Next, I turned the cover inside out and used a pencil to gently push the corners square.

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With the cover turned right side out, I grabbed my iron and pressed each side flat.

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step 15

From there, I grabbed my pillow form and started stuffing it inside the small section I left open.

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I promise, it will fit!

Step 17

With the pillow form inside the new cover, I made sure the pillow insert was even throughout the cover and headed back to the sewing machine to sew the gap closed.

Step 18

Once I had that finished, I fluffed my pillow a bit more and called it done!

Step 19

I love how it turned out and it’s found a new home in our breakfast nook.

Two Sided Pillow I The Wood Grain Cottage


Look at that texture. Yummy!3

It’s such a happy surprise with the two sides.4 1

And I must admit, I’m pretty proud of that straight seam. My sewing skills are getting better. Happy dance.


And that, my friends, it how you make a two sided pillow!

Two Sided Pillow Tutorial I The Wood Grain Cottage

Not as difficult as you thought, right? Easy peasy.

And that’s one pillow cover that’s left me smiling big time!

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Psst- You might have noticed that the breakfast nook cushion is missing- and for good reason. It’s getting a new cover. More on that later.


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  1. Darling as usual! I haven’t wandered over here in a bit, and I’ve miessd so much! Your blog always makes me smile! The colors,and the wonderful creative life you live πŸ™‚ I need to sit with a cup or tea and read up some more πŸ™‚

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