11 Handmade Throw Pillows For Your Home

Couches looking a little lonely? Wanting something extra for your bed? Handmade throw pillows are a great way to toss some personality onto your furniture. Whether you’re into a really great fabric, celebrating your home state, an inspiring quote or your favorite animal, there are tons of options out there for pillows. Check out my top eleven picks and then use the comments to chat about your favorite pillow at home!

These adorable pillows are ready to make a fun, kitschy statement in your home. Great pop art! They are silk screened on the front, and backed with vintage fabric…white matlesse or white vintage chenille for the girls, and vintage ticking for the boys. The boys measure about 10in. wide, and 12 in. long. The girls are approx. 12 1/2 inches in diameter. Would be a fun gift for both little and big girls or boys. (Vintage Jane, $24)

Cloud cushion hand sewn and embroidered with ‘Sweet Dreams” detail. Perfect for a nursery or as a decorative pillow for your child’s bedroom. Measures approx 27cm/10.5 inches across. There are medium cushions available if you want a bigger cushion. Patterned cotton fabric on back. (The Fox in the Attic, $41)

Hot pink butterflies pop on this soft grey background, creating a striking accent for any girl’s room. This modern design works as well for babies as it does for big girls. A perfect decorative throw pillow for a pop of color in any bedroom or fun living room. Made with love in a studio in Belmont, MA. Hand cut appliqués, hand embroidered details, and machine stitched to ensure durability. (Cheeky Monkey Home, $168)

Any “Jerry Maguire” fans in the house? I love this 16″ x 16″ (approx.) pillow with the most classic line from the film. 100% cotton, linen weave, hand-pulled screen print with black ink. Envelope enclosure, spot clean only. Listings does not include the pillow insert. You can find an insert at your local craft store. (Michelle Dwight, $32)

A great little reminder. Each inspirational quote pillow cover is made from 100% natural linen fabric that is first washed with organic laundry soaps, then hang-dried. Once dry, each length of fabric is pressed and hand-cut; the pieces are then sewn – each hem with double-stitching, and reinforced around the corners and edges for extra durability. Finally, each pillow is hand-stamped with fabric-safe inks, creating a one of a kind pillow. Each pillow is lovingly made in a workshop, and slight variances in the designs and layouts are treasured signs of each hand-crafted pillow. The pillow covers are machine washable in cool water, air dry flat, and iron (while damp) on medium to high heat. (Casa and Co, $45)

Made up of 100% natural burlap, handprint with bicycle print. The light mint green color will add unique characteristic to your living room or bedroom and any bike rider whose ever owned a beach cruiser will love the romantic, throwback vibe. The seams have been overlocked nicely with hidden zipper at the side bottom. The back size is pure white canvas with no print. (Be Inspire, $20)

This totally customizable state pillow – you pick the color, size and where the heart goes – is available in just about any state. Rather have your state painted or printed on a regular sized pillow, as opposed to being in the shape of it? You can find plenty of them online – just search “handmade (your state) pillow.” (Love California, $58)

Email the artist an existing photograph of your dearest pet, or any other love you may have. They mock up your images and send back for approval. Once approved, custom pillows take 5-10 days to sew and ship. Average custom pillow measures: 16″ x 10″ x 4″ (all custom pillow sizes vary depending on image uploaded). Printed on photo canvas or cotton sateen, hand stuffed, and sewn onto black cotton-twill fabric to create. So cute! (In The Seam, $145)

The front of this 16″x16″ pillow cover has a colorful cotton elephant appliqué that coordinates wonderfully with the cotton batik backing. You get to choose which backing you would like. The elephant is from a Valori Wells fabric design and is super popular with many artists. (Just Animal Pillows, $27)

Handmade throw pillow using your choice from an inventory of Chevron print fabrics. Pillow comes with sewn on felt initial in the color of your choice. Lots of choices! Envelope enclosure in back for easy access to your pillow insert. Fabric selected is used on front and back of pillow. (Debbie Shine, $19)

Cushion Cover King has tons of small pillows with animals and inspirational quotes. I want them all, but this one is my favorite. ($20)

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71 comments

Mary T.
Mary T.2 years ago

thank you for the article, but I rather try to make my own throw pillow

Prima B.
PrimaAWAY B.2 years ago

These are neat ideas.

A suggestion is to take a baby or toddker shirt.Long/short and a soft fabric is great and stuff the shirt. They are adorable. I think I lucked out with one shirt from a niece when she was very young/toddler not really yet but I kept that pillow and used it daily for 20 years.

You can use an adult shirt too. I suppose if you find the right adult shirt and cozy ,you would have the arms to go around you. I did have long armed shirts even though smaller and they were perfect.. I just used toddler sizes and did only a few. They look great and have meaning.....

So simple. Try it..

Prima B.
PrimaAWAY B.2 years ago

These are neat ideas.

A suggestion is to take a baby or toddker shirt.Long/short and a soft fabric is great and stuff the shirt. They are adorable. I think I lucked out with one shirt from a niece when she was very young/toddler not really yet but I kept that pillow and used it daily for 20 years.

You can use an adult shirt too. I suppose if you find the right adult shirt and cozy ,you would have the arms to go around you. I did have long armed shirts even though smaller and they were perfect.. I just used toddler sizes and did only a few. They look great and have meaning.....

So simple. Try it..

KS Goh
KS Goh2 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bill and Katie D.
NOMESSPLEASE D.2 years ago

Thank You! Interesting cloud Pillow!!

Judy Apelis
Judy Apelis2 years ago

Thank you!!

Brigitte Cavanagh

Thank You :)

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Lo, for Sharing this!