One of the easiest updates you can give a throw pillow is the classic tufted look. It looks complicated but it’s so simple to do. You can do this with armchairs, cushioned benches and pretty much anything with cushion/padding that you can tuft. Check out the video at the bottom of the page if you want a quick tutorial on how to tuft pillows.
Disclaimer: If you’re going to tuft something, it’s going to stay that way. So if you have a pillow with a cover and an insert, make sure you’re not going to want to change it in the near future.
What you’ll need:
5 Buttons of your choice – We used This One
Step 1: Mark where you want the tufts.
Step 2: Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Pull the needle through to the other side (through your marking)
Step 3: Thread the needle through the button’s shank. Pull the needle through the pillow to the back.
>Make sure you pull the thread through as tightly as you can.
Step 4: Thread the needle through the smaller button that will anchor your main button.
And you’re done!
Check out the video to see how to make this pillow and two others: