This 30 Minute Throw Pillow Cover  is a quick project and fun way to change a look of the room for the holidays.  If you have a teen on your gift list this curved zip pouch is a guaranteed hit or make this embroidered needle book in just 30 minutes.

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Hi there it’s Elizabeth from Hello Apricot and I’m so excited to be sharing with you all today! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Southern CA. Meaning it’s dropped below 80 degrees for several days in a row and we just can’t contain ourselves. Time for yummy candles, cozy blankets, soup sprucing up the house.
I have an affinity for color. I like it. Color makes me have all the happy feels. However, I’m noticing some things as I’ve been out and about at the stores the last few days…it would seem we are moving to a very neutral palate for the holiday season this year and I’m actually not sad about it. The last couple of years have been an explosion of color with our Christmas decor, but this year, I’m itching to switch things up and keep our decor cozy, simple, and traditional.
The easiest switch up for me is to make new covers for our couch pillows. They are so fast to sew up that you can change the whole feel of a room in an afternoon. I tend to lean towards envelope pillow covers because of their ease and speed and I’m going to share my super quick method with you! You’re about to have a super cute flannel pillow with lacey trim in under 30 minutes and for about $10.
Supplies Needed:
old throw pillow
1/2 yard flannel
1/2 yard cotton print
1/2 yard lace
general sewing supplies
(This is assuming a 16×16 pillow…you’ll have to adjust the amount of fabric and cutting specifications if your pillow is a different size than I used.)


  1. Cut flannel piece to 16×16
  2. Cut cotton to 16×20, then cut in half so that you have (2) 16×10 pieces.
  3. Trim your lace to fit along the edge of the flannel.
  4. Turn the edges of the cotton pieces under and press. Sew along each edge to finish.
  5. Baste the lace onto the flannel along both long edges.
Place flannel with lace side up on table.
Line up the cotton pieces with the finished edges facing the middle and overlapping.
Pin everything into place. 
Sew around all the edges using a 1/4-3/8″ seam allowance. 
Clip your corners. Turn inside out. Press. DONE!

Slip your pillow back in and throw it back on the couch.
Now go grab a cup of coffee, a blanket, and a good book and call it a job well done.


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