How to Turn Flower Seed Packets Into Pillows

HGTV Magazine shares the steps to create this pretty pillow inspired by the familiar greenhouse item.
Flower Seed Packet Pillow How-To

Flower Seed Packet Pillow How-To

Try this DIY from HGTV Magazine's Flea Market Flip Blowout!

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

By: Jodi Kahn

Materials Needed:

  • scanner
  • seed packets
  • fabric sheers
  • solid-color linen fabric

Step 1

Scan vintage seed packets at a high resolution. Upload the images to spoonflower.com, following the site’s instructions, to create custom fabric.

Step 2

Cut the fabric into 21-inch squares (one for each pillow cover) so the images are centered. Cut solid-color linen into 21-inch-by-15-inch pieces—you’ll need two for each pillow. At this point, you could bring the fabric and linen to a seamstress. Ask the pro to make envelope back pillow covers for 20-inch square inserts. If DIYing, continue to Step 3.  

Pillow How-To Illustrations

Pillow How-To Illustrations

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Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Step 3

Hem one of the longer sides of each piece of linen.

Pillow How-To Illustration

Pillow How-To Illustration

Try this DIY from HGTV Magazine's Flea Market Flip Blowout!

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Step 4

Lay your custom fabric right side up. Place a piece of linen on top, right side down, so it covers the left side of the custom fabric, with the hem you made near the center. Repeat with a second piece of linen, but this time cover the right side of the custom fabric. Its hem should also be near the center—it will overlap the first piece of linen. 

Envelope Pillow How To

Envelope Pillow How To

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Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Step 5

Pin all four sides, then sew them together about 5/8 inch from the edge. Turn the pillow cover right side out.

Pillow How-To Illustration

Pillow How-To Illustration

Try this DIY from HGTV Magazine's Flea Market Flip Blowout!

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Step 6

Stuff a 20-inch-square insert inside the overlapping fabric at the back.  

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