Decorating DIY Home Decor DIY Home Accents How to Make a DIY Wedge Pillow Ideal for couch corners, these triangular pillows are the perfect beginner's sewing project. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to make your own wedge pillow! By Hannah Bruneman Hannah Bruneman Hannah Bruneman is an editorial associate at BHG.com. Her contributions focus on home renovation and decor trends. Her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Southern Living and more. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 20, 2022 Fact checked by Marcus Reeves Fact checked by Marcus Reeves Marcus Reeves is an experienced writer, publisher, and fact-checker. He began his writing career reporting for The Source magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. His book Somebody Scream: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power was nominated for a Zora Neale Hurston Award. He is an adjunct instructor at New York University, where he teaches writing and communications. Marcus received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Learn about BHG's Fact Checking Process Share Tweet Pin Email Project Overview Working Time: 2 hours Total Time: 2 hours Skill Level: Beginner Spice up your throw pillow collection with a fun new shape. This pillow's wedge design makes it so comfortable and stands out against basic square pillows. Velvet fabric adds an elegant vintage quality. Use the triangular pillow as a pretty topper for your bed, an accent for your sofa, or a soft place to rest your knees. However you use it, this DIY wedge pillow is undeniably comfy and cute. Learn how to make it by following our sewing steps below, or check out our favorite cozy products that will help your space feel like home. What You'll Need Equipment / Tools Fabric scissors Fabric tape measure Rotary cutter Cutting mat Sewing machine Sewing needle Materials 100% cotton velvet Pins Stuffing Sewing thread Instructions Cut Fabric for Triangular Pillow Cut fabric 21x31 inches using fabric scissors or a rotary fabric blade. Be sure to do this step on a self-healing cutting mat. This will protect your surface and help you cut perfectly straight lines. All seam allowances for this project are 1/2 inch. Fold the fabric rectangle in half with the right sides together and pin. (The velvet side of the fabric should be facing inside.) Sew Sides of Triangular Pillow Stitch a side seam across from the fold, leaving an opening in the middle of the seam for turning. Be sure to use a thread the same color as the fabric. Pin and stitch one of other shorter sides closed as well. Make Center Marks Mark the folded edge perpendicular to the last open side. Use a fabric pen to prevent bleeding ink. This line will be on the inside of the pillow when you're finished. Open the pillow holding the marked line, and bring it toward the first seam you stitched. Pull tight to see the wedge shape. Pin and stitch the opening closed. Press Seams and Finish Turn the pillow right side out and press seams with an iron. Pressing the seams will help the triangular pillow maintain its shape while stuffing. Find the opening along the side of the pillow. Insert batting, making sure you stuff it all the way into the corners until the wedge pillow is full. To finish, whipstitch the opening closed.