How to Make a Knotted Throw Pillow

Knotted throw pillows are a really fun way to bring a little texture and a funky look to your decor. They’re really easy to make so even beginner sewers can make a few for themselves and their friends.

Any stretchy material can be used to make these guys and you can make them in a variety of different ways. We made ours into a Celtic knot but there are hundreds of really cool knots out there that would make great knotted pillows. What one did you choose? Let us know by emailing us at


Knotted Throw Pillow Materials



Step 1: Cut fabric

Mine were 50″ each after cutting off the selvage.

Cut three strips of fabric that are 5” by the width of your fabric.

Step 2: Clip and sew

Fold each strip in half lengthwise and clip the edges with right sides together. Sew up the edge with a quarter inch seam allowance.

Step 3: Flip right side out

Using the Dritz loop turner, flip the tubes you just made right side out.

Hand sew an eighth of an inch from one edge with a running stitch and pull it snug to create a sealed end.

Step 4: Stuff

Stick the wrapping paper roll into the tube and start stuffing the pillow. I am using the back of a broom handle to pack the stuffing but you can literally use any old object you have lying around your house as long as it is small enough to fit inside the wrapping paper roll.

Step 5: Sew together

Sew the three tubes together by folding over the open edge of one tube and inserting the closed edge of the other tube inside it. Use a running stitch to sew the pieces together along the edge but don’t pull it tight. Just enough to seal the tubes together. Go around the tube one or two times and then tie off the end. You will need to close the final edge with the running stitch that is cinched shut.

Step 6: Make your knot

There’s a bunch of different types of knots out there so just pick your favorite and get to knotting. We are using a Celtic knot that we went back and doubled over for width.

When you reach the end, open one cinched end by cutting away the thread and fold over the edge. You may need to take out a little stuffing to do so. Insert the other end of the tube into the open end and sew the two together like before.

Adjust your pillow so it is symmetrical and all the seams are hidden on the backside.

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