ABC Burlap Pillow- {Nursery Notes}


Burlap is so big right now. I know- it is so darn trendy, but I still just love it. I picked up some of this alphabet print burlap on a whim and once I started the nursery, I knew just what to do with it. This was a simple and quick project, but that is how I do things so I wanted to share the idea!

Supplies: 1 yd printed burlap (or as much as will cover your pillow)
                1 pillow to recover (we had an old feather pillow that worked perfectly)


I folded the burlap in half to find the middle. Then to start the burlap with a straight edge I pulled out one vertical thread of the burlap very carefully. This gave me a straight line to cut.



I then had two rectangles that easily fit around my pillow form. With right sides together I sewed down one edge with just a straight stitch. Then I slid the pillow in and pinned the two sides shut with enough give to get the pillow back out, but still snug.


Next I sewed those pinned edges and turned the case right side out. I slipped the pillow in and pinned the last edge shut.


To close the pillow I used an invisible stitch (or ladder stitch) to close it off.


And that was it! I love how it turned out. The feather pillow is the perfect weight for the heavy burlap case. It was cheap, quick and perfect for my nursery.

You can find the final nursery reveal and other nursery project tutorials here!



See other projects from this nursery below.


  1. I love this. I'm so not crafty but I'm trying harder to be!

  2. Great job! I need to make some pillow cases... I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers:

  3. I love this project, where did you buy the printed burlap? I didn't even know there was printed burlap, mind blown!

    1. I found the burlap at JoAnn's! They also have a darling bicycle printed burlap that I almost bought!

  4. Simply adorable! Loving the look of your headboard too!

  5. I LOVE this! What a great pillow. I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie @ Better With Age

  6. This pillow turned out so cute Kilee! Just adorable!

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