Crafts for the Home – Napkin Pillow Cover – Challenging Project

Finished Napkin Pillow

A very simple pillow cover that is inexpensive and fun to make. I usually buy the napkins at half price after each holiday and keep them for the next year.


  • Two cloth napkins
  • Pillow form slightly smaller than napkins (These can be purchased at any fabric store.)
  • Straight pins
  • Thread to match napkins
  • Velcro

Instructions for napkin pillows:

For this project you will need two cloth napkins and a pillow slightly smaller than the napkins.

Step 1.

Pin the fabric napkins together wrong sides together.

Step 4AStep 2.

Stitch napkins together on three sides leaving one side open to insert pillow.

Step 4C

Step 3.

Measure a piece of ¾ inch Velcro the same size as the opening in the pillow. Cut Velcro in half, lengthwise.

Step 4DStep 4.

Sew Velcro on both sides of opening. Insert pillow form and you’re done.

Step 4E

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.