How to Make a Throw Pillow With Fringe

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Fringe adds a soft, elegant and feminine touch to your throw pillows. It’s an easy way to kick your sofa pillows up a notch and dial up the style factor. Our video tutorial makes it easy to learn how to sew a throw pillow with fringe. Just follow along with our video instructions and you’ll have your very own fringe pillow in no time! Join us for this fun and easy sewing DIY!

We’re making our throw pillow out of Sunbrella® materials. We’re using Sunbrella Upholstery Fabric for the pillow cover and Sunbrella Decorative Fringe for the added fringe element. We chose Sunbrella for not only its softness and beauty but also for its longevity. Sunbrella fabric and fringe are both made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic, guaranteeing years of fade and stain resistance and the quality you’ve come to expect from Sunbrella.

To calculate how much fringe you’ll need, follow these steps. Take your pillow form’s dimensions and add up each side. Our pillow form is 20 inches x 20 inches for a total of 80 inches on all four sides. Then add about 6 inches just for safety. So we’ll need 86 inches of fringe for our pillow.

For a great-looking, plump pillow, cut your fabric panels the same dimensions as your pillow form. With a 1/2-inch seam allowance all around, our pillow cover will end up at 19 inches x 19 inches. Trust us, the slightly larger pillow form will still fit inside the pillow cover and it will look fantastic!

Watch our video to learn how to cut your panels, sew the decorative fringe to your top panel, and more! We’ll show you a trick for turning corners easily when sewing the fringe so your project will turn out great.

How did your pillow with fringe turn out? We’d love to see photos of your finished projects. Just post a picture in the comments section below, or you can post a photo to your favorite social media platform and use #Sailrite. We love to see what our customers are making! For more pillow how-tos, just type “pillow” into the search bar on our website and click the “Projects & Tips” tab. You’re sure to get inspired!