DIY Decorative Denim Pillows

Out with the old, in with the new! When it’s time for a new pair of jeans, don’t throw out your old, worn pair – upcycle them! This week, we teamed up with Brit + Co to turn an old pair of jeans into a chic decorative pillow! Learn how to make one today.

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What you need


What you need

  • Used Cotton Jeans
  • One Used Belt
  • Rivets
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Awl
  • Hammer
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pins

Let's Get Started

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Step 1

Gather all materials.

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Step 2

First, grab a pair of cotton-rich denim jeans and cut off both legs. Snip down the seam and open them up.

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Step 3

Then trim them so that you have two rectangles that are the same size

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Step 4

Place one on top of the other with the outside in and pin them in place.

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Step 5

Sew along the edges leaving a small section open on one side.

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Step 6

Flip the case inside out.

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Step 7

Stuff your pillow through the opening.

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Step 8

Pin the opening together. Either hand stitch (whipstitch will work) or sew the edge with your machine

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Step 9

Add your belts creating new holes with your awl if they are too long.

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Step 10

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Step 11

Boom. New pillow for you!

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Step 12

Thanks again to our pals at Brit + Co for helping us with our Cotton DIY Series!


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