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There is just something I love about drop cloth fabric.

Maybe it’s the fact that you can get a 9×12 cloth for under $20.

Or maybe it’s the texture that feels so rustic and industrial.

Regardless of the reason, after the great feedback on the drop cloth curtains, I realized you love it too.

This DIY is just as easy as the curtains; it took me about 25 minutes to make the pillow case. It would’ve been a bit shorter too, except Moxie and Gunner decided they needed to play right where I was working. 🙂

DIY Drop Cloth Side Tie Pillow

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The Process

DIY Drop Cloth Side Tie Pillow

Using leftover fabric from the curtains, I flattened out a small corner, set my pillow up to the edge and measured the width. Then I folded the fabric over the pillow and cut a small slit where top met up with the bottom.

Using a measuring tape, I pinned a cutting line from the bottom up to the slit, measuring 18 inches across.

Then I cut right along the line of pins (they work as a great guide and make it a little easier to cut straight) up to the top slit.

DIY Drop Cloth Side Tie Pillow

Grabbing the rest of the fabric, I cut 35 inches of the seam off, which will be the ties. I cut those into quarters, two for each side of the fabric.

DIY Drop Cloth Side Tie Pillow

Then I placed one strip four inches from each edge, secured the bottom with a pin and sewed it in place.

DIY Drop Cloth Side Tie Pillow

The last step was sewing the pillow together. To do this, I folded it in half, inside out, pinned the sides together and sewed right along the edge.

Flip the fabric right side out and you’re done!


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  1. Sabrina

    These look amazing Kelly and they seem so easy to make. I will have to try that out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kelly

      Oh thank you, Sabrina! They were do simple and quick to put together!

  2. Grandmas House DIY

    I think I even might be able to make these! Very cute! We would love to have you at our To Grandma’s house we go link party that opened this Wednesday morning and lasts all week!


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