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Tie Dye Pillow

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The first time I ever tried a tie-dye project was three years ago and I was immediately hooked. Now that I’m a tie-dye fan, this time of year with warmer weather means tie-dyeing to me. I’m always up for a new tie-dye project. My oldest “baby” wanted to decorate her college dorm room with tie-dye and so we made this tie-dye pillow together. It’s now one of her favorite dorm room decor items. Oh, and it’s easy to make, so you know I love it.

orange tie dye pillow on white pillow on blue bedspread

If you’ve never tried tie-dye before, be sure to check out my 10 Tie-Dye Tips from Our First Time Tie-Dyeing to help you get started. 

overhead view of orange and pink swirl tie dyed fabric

You want to tie-dye a cotton pillow case or other piece of cotton fabric. We loved how this pillow case came out in a sherbet-like color combo. 

Tie-Dyed Pillow Supplies

Tie-Dyed fabric

orange and pink tie dyed fabric on top of package of pillow form insert

Pillow Form – We used a 20 x 20 inch pillow form. 

orange tie dyed fabric on green cutting mat with rotary cutter

Cut your tie-dyed fabric to the dimensions of your pillow form + 1/2 inch. So for a 20 x 20 inch pillow, you’d cut the fabric to 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. 

Close up of needle and thread sewing pillow cover shut

Sew three sides of the  fabric with a 1/4 inch seam. (If you plan ahead, you can cut your fabric so that the fold is one side and you only need to sew two sides.) Insert your pillow form and hand-stitch the opening shut.

colorful throw pillows on blue bedspead

In about 15 minutes, you’ve sewn your own tie-dyed pillow Look at how perfectly it goes with my baby’s dorm room decor. You may recognize the easy to sew throw pillow from a project my baby and I did a couple of years ago.

orange swirled tie dyed throw pillow on blue bedspread

Have you ever made a tie-dyed pillow? I can’t wait to make more. In fact, I’m planning on sewing one for my craft room. Can’t wait to show it to you. 

More Tie-Dyed Projects

blue tie dyed picnic blanket with basket, loaf of bread and bowls of berries
overhead view of blue basket filled with items
colorful tie dyed dish towels on white wood table with green cup
collage of colorful tie dyed projects

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