Hand Towel Pillows


I was in Target the other day looking at their throw pillows. I’ve been thinking about getting a couple of soft white ones, but at $12.99 a piece, I didn’t feel like I could justify it (although that is still a good price.).

So I walked by the towel section and my brain started whirling. I found some nicely textured white hand towels that I thought would work to make easy pillow covers.


I bought two of the same hand towels and made pillows two different ways. For the one, I overlapped the edges, sewed the sides together, and sewed on buttons.

And the other one I just folded it in half, sewed the edges together, and sewed on string to tie the side together. Really, it couldn’t be easier!

I also painted the “5” number onto this one. My method? Pretty easy. I printed out the number on cardstock paper, cut out the number using an Exacto knife and created a stencil. Then I used craft paint and a stencil brush to paint the number onto the pillow. I probably should have used fabric paint, but I didn’t have any on hand and I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl, so I just used what I had. We’ll see if it works!

And at about $3 per towel, it didn’t break the bank!




Happy Weekend!

15 thoughts on “Hand Towel Pillows

  1. I am always amazed by folks like you who can see the potential in things and then make it happen. I'm more of a copier myself! 🙂 I have been passing along your ides to my daughter who is getting married in Sept and will be decorating her first home soon. She loves your clean simple ideas.

  2. Your house is gorgeous!!! Love the towel pillows and want you to know that I took your idea for His eye is on the Sparrow and had it made for my bedroom By the sign lady!!! Leen the graphics Queen. I love it!!! She put your nursery on her blog!! I can't believe you do all this by hand!!

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