Knotted Pillows & Tutorial


Throw pillows are everyones best friend – and with good reason! Vibrant throw pillows can transform an entire room’s decor and deliver a bold color statement. If such pillows happen to be vibrant and dimensional, like these knotted ones which I made few days ago, then they can have a double effect in any room’s decor.
I made these pillows using a purple fury like fabric which was a leftover from a DIY floor pillow featured in this post.
To make the knotted pillow I cut a strip of fabric about 1.5 yards long and 8 inches wide. I folded the strip of fabric in half and sewed the long length of it leaving 1/4 seam allowance. I used a straight stitch to sew the fabric into a tube, and after the sewing I turned the tube inside out.

To stuff the fabric tube, I rolled un unused poster board and placed it inside the fabric tube. I scrunched the entire length of the fabric tube onto the roll, then I proceeded with the stuffing, pushing it through with a wooden spoon. This is the hardest and most time consuming part of this project, as the process was proceeding quite slowly and I had to make sure that the tube was being stuffed evenly, without lumps. The last few inches, at the start and at the end of the tube, do not need to be stuffed as they will be sewn together.
PicMonkey Collage
After the tube was stuffed I proceeded with creating the knotted design as shown in the pictures of the collage. As the stuffed tube is not very long, there is only one knot and the two loose ends are tucked as shown in the collage.
knot collage
The pillow then is flipped over (at the back) and two lose ends are sewn together.
For the design with thiner tubes, I cut 2 stripes of fabric about 1.5 yard long and 4 1/2 inch wide, sewed the withs together ( to turn it into a 3 yard stripe), and followed the same method as explained above; except that for this design I doubled the tube (making it as one strand) to make the knot.
The pillows have turned really cute; they have dimension and texture and for sure are adding a punch of color to this corner in my home.

Hope that I inspired you to make one of these cute knots for your home. In case you decide to make one, I would love to see how yours turned out.
Thank you for visiting.
Linking to: The Shabby Nest
Thanks to the following blogs for featuring this post: The Boogieboard Cottage; To Much Time On My Hands; The Cottage Market; A Pretty Life In The Suburbs; Cupcakes and Crinoline; Upcycled Treasures (The Makers Link Party); The DIY Dreamer; Place of My Taste ( Work it Wednesday Link Party); Ivy and Elephants; Bloom Designs


51 thoughts on “Knotted Pillows & Tutorial

    1. Thanks so much for the compliments. I also love my “tree branch”mirror, but I did not make it; I bought it last year at Home Sense. Have a great weekend.

  1. These are so cute! I love it! I have an addiction to throw pillows but no one in my family understands. Thanks for adding to my addiction

  2. What a cool idea! I love this and it is the first I have seen like it. Thanks so much for sharing it on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. This is such a great idea! And I love the vignette you created with the fur cover, the side table, etc., – love it! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop today! 🙂

  4. I found you through the Simply Designing linkup party. Thanks for sharing your post!

    This is really cool ~ I haven’t seen anything like it before. Love those mixed textures of the white fur and velvety purple in your photo. I’m really digging it.

    Going to have to pin this for inspiration on a rainy day 🙂

    1. The pillows turned quite unusual and I am loving them. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment and for pinning this. Have a great weekend.

  5. Besa ~ I wanted to let you know that you are my feature of the week at Project Inspire{d} ~ thank you so much for joining the party and we hope to see you again this week!

    1. Mary Beth, I appreciate very much for selecting my knotted pillows project to be featured at Project Inspire(d), and great thanks for taking time to stopp by and let me know about the feature.

  6. Hi Besa! Your knotted pillows are a party feature at The Makers link party this week! Thanks so much for sharing and we hope you will stop by this week. Don’t forget to grab a button 🙂

    -Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  7. I love the pillows and the great tutorial! SO appreciate of creative people like you who are generous enough to share with the rest of us. And I am totally swooning over that chair!! Did you buy it? Make it? Is it just a sheepskin draped over a chair? So so gorgeous. Thanks again. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by Angie and for leaving such a sweet comment. You are right about the chair, it is just a sheepskin (purchased at COSTCO) draped over the chair.

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