Fringe Pillows – How To Make Your Own Yarn Fringe Pillows

DIY Fringed Throw Pillow — An easy and customizable DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillow. The great thing about weaving is that you can choose your own color yarn and design!

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Weaving is definitely having a moment right now. You mostly likely have seen it as a wall hang, on Pinterest, or maybe you have already have some woven decor of your own.

Weaving is so much fun because it can come in so many different forms. For example, you can hang a nice tassels chandelier, lay a woven rug or (my personal favorite) add a fringe on to a throw pillow.

I, Amaryllis am a throw pillow fanatic! So it was only a matter of time that I combined two together!

I’m so excited to share with you this DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillow. It’s so easy and customizable. You can use any color yarn you like to match your room decor and easily create different designs.

You can even make yourself a whole set of throw pillows with different designs! 

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Materials Needed To Make A DIY Fringed Throw Pillow

Fabric — We chose a linen fabric for our cushion cover.

Acrylic knitting yarn

Sewing thread — If you’d like, you can purchase thread that matches your yarn. However, the seams will barely be noticeable.

Cardboard — To create your template design that you will be weaving around

Pillow fiber foam filling — To stuff your throw pillow

Sewing machine

Scissors

Razor knife or cutter — To cut your cardboard template out

Ruler

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How To Make A DIY Fringed Throw Pillow

1 — Cut two rectangles of 12 x 20 inches to make the cushion.

2 –Take the fabric piece that you will use for the front of the cushion and trace a line where you want to sew the yarn fringe.

I made a V-shape centered in the fabric rectangle.

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

3 — To easily make fringes with the yarn, you need to create a template.

Cut a rectangle of 9 x 4 inches in the cardboard.

And in the center, make a slit of 7 x 1 inches. 

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

4 — Start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard template.

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

5 — Once the yarn covers most of the template, place it on your fabric.

6 — Center the presser foot in the slit and sew following the line you previously traced on the fabric. Use a small zigzag point so that the yarn is well stitched with the fabric.

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

7 — Cut the yarn following the sides of the cardboard.

8 — Remove the template! Now you have your first row of fringe.

9 — Repeat the process as many time as needed to complete your design.

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

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How To Customize DIY Fringed Throw Pillow

Feel free to go wild by making several fringe lines with different yarn colors or adding more texture by sewing a few beads or some sequins!

Just have fun with it!

fringe pillow - DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

10 — Once you are happy with the design, you need to finish sewing the cushion.

Place the second fabric rectangle on top of the decorated one, both right sides turned inward.

Pin the edges together and sew along, leaving an unsewn gap of 5 in.

DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

11 — Turn the cushion through the 5 inches opening to have the right side out

12 — Fill the cushion with foam.

13 — When you are done filling, pin both side of the opening together and close it with a few hand stitches.

DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

All finished! Now your DIY Yarn Fringed Throw pillow is all ready for your couch, sitting area, or wherever you decide to style it!

DIY Woven Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

 

Why Is It Called A Throw Pillow?

The name “throw” comes from the old practice of covering sofas with large pieces of material that were thrown over them. The word roots can be traced back to Middle English, where it referred specifically to cloth used for wiping or drying dishes in kitchens during the cooking time – this usage was short-lived though because by 1750 they had been replaced by tablecloths!

What Material Is Used For Fringe?

The use of fringe has been around since ancient times. Early versions were made out of unspun wool, but now it can be fashioned from any fabric material like silk or leather for added beauty on modern clothes designs.

What Is The Most Common Throw Pillow Size?

Most common throw pillow sizes for sofas are 18″ x 18″ and 20″. However, if you have a large sofa or sectional with deep seats then I would recommend using 22-24 inch pillows instead.

How fun is this? I love that there’s no strict pattern about it, but can be any style you want it to be.

Not only is it a great way to dress up your space, but it also would make for a great gift! What do y’all think?

DIY Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

More Fun & Easy DIY Fringe Projects

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How To Weave | DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillow 

DIY Woven Yarn Fringe Throw Pillow by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillow

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4.89 from 9 votes
An easy and customizable DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillow.
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course DIY
Category Decor

Equipment

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Razor knife cutter
  • Ruler

Materials

Notes

Feel free to go wild by making several fringe lines with different yarn colors or adding more texture by sewing a few beads or some sequins.

Instructions

  • Cut two 12"x20" rectangles to make the cushion.
  • Take the fabric piece that you will use for the front of the cushion and trace a line where you want to sew the yarn fringe. I made a V-shape centered in the fabric rectangle.
  • To easily make fringes with the yarn, you need to create a template. Cut out a 9"x4" rectangle from the cardboard. And in the center of the cardboard rectange, make a 7"x1" slit.
  • Start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard template.
  • Once the yarn covers most of the template, place it on your fabric.
  • Using your sewing machine: center the presser foot in the slit and sew following the line you previously traced on the fabric. Use a small zigzag point so that the yarn is well stitched with the fabric.
  • Cut the yarn following the sides of the cardboard.
  • Remove the template! Now you have your first row of fringe.
  • Repeat the process as many time as needed to complete your design.
  • Once you are happy with the design, you need to finish sewing the cushion. Place the second fabric rectangle on top of the decorated one, both right sides turned inward. Pin the edges together and sew along, leaving an unsewn gap of 5-inches.
  • Turn the cushion through the 5" opening to have the right side out.
  • Fill the cushion with foam.
  • When you are done filling, pin both sides of the opening together and close it with a few hand stitches.
Cost: $45
KEYWORD: how to make a pillow, pillow, throw pillow

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21 thoughts on “Fringe Pillows – How To Make Your Own Yarn Fringe Pillows”

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  3. I love this so much, the finished product looks amazing! I have featured this on my holiday DIY gift roundup. You can see it here. https://adollarearned.com/quick-easy-diy-christmas-gifts-family-will-love/ Feel free to share!

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  4. Thank you so much for easy to follow directions. I hope to try making one soon. I did want to ask if there was a particular kind of yarn (cotton, wool, etc) that you use or recommend as I find the choices overwhelming. Thanks again!

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    • Totally understand! There are a lot of options out there. Luckily you can go with just about any for this project, even the more inexpensive acrylic blends if you’re on a budget. Any medium weight yarn will do just fine! :)

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  6. Mind Blown! I love how these look! I’m Lisa (long time reader- first time commenter) over at LipStainAndLegos.com, another DIY blog. I’ve always wondered how to to make yarn into that sew-able, fringe stuff. These look so cute and versatile and I love the texture they add to a space. How do you clean it? Spot Clean?

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    • aww, thanks for the love Lisa! And so happy that you commented! Always love seeing new faces (I guess names, haha!) around here. We would suggest spot cleaning as the best route to go! xo

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