How to Make a Round Throw Pillow

Item # X-HT-200354

Accent pillows are a great way to spruce up your boat cabin, living room or bedroom. They’re also a great beginner-friendly sewing project. Bring color and style into your décor by sewing your own round pillow with a ruffled edge. Our short how-to video will show you how easy it is. Let’s get started!

The first step to a DIY round pillow is selecting your pillow form and desired fabric. If you don’t have a round pillow form or can’t find one — don’t worry! We’ll show you our trick for turning a square pillow form into a round pillow. The edges of a round pillow won’t be exactly perfect (they’ll be a little puckered), but the ruffles will cleverly hide any imperfections in the round pillow shape. We chose Sunbrella® fabric for our pillow, but you can use any indoor fabric that fits your needs.

The ruffled edge adds a stylish touch to your round pillow. It also hides any imperfections in the pillow’s shape. The trick to making full, nice looking ruffles is to cut your ruffle strip three times the circumference of your pillow. It may require joining strips together to achieve the length you need for your ruffle strip. We’ll show you our quick way to create ruffled pleats, but if you want your ruffles symmetrically spaced you can measure and fold your fabric strip at the specific marks.

Finally, we add a center button as the finishing touch on our round pillow. We used the same fabric for the button as the ruffle. Adding a button on each side of your pillow is easy with a button form.

What do you think? Would you like to make your own round pillow with ruffled edge? If you have any questions or need more guidance about this DIY, don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re always happy to assist with whatever our customers need. We also have all the tools and supplies you need to complete this project and many more!

Materials List

  • Home Decor Fabric
  • Pillow Form
  • V-46 or V-69 Thread
  • 2 Button Forms (Optional)
  • Sewing Machine