A throw pillow case is a removable case that is placed over a throw pillow, similar to a case that would be found on a bed pillow, though usually made of thicker fabric and typically with a colorful or decorative pattern. This is a great way to give new life to a throw pillow with a worn-out cover without needing to purchase a whole new pillow. Not only that, but a pillow case is one of the simplest things to sew, so many people simply decide to make their own throw pillow case. The throw pillows can then be used to decorate a couch or chair, or used as durable floor cushions.
Frequently, throw pillows are discarded if the case becomes ripped or stained, even if there is nothing wrong with the pillow itself. In addition, there are many inexpensive throw pillows to be found in stores, but these are often found in fabrics that do not match existing decor, or that simply do not go with an individual's tastes. In both of these cases, simply adding a throw pillow case to the pillow can give it new life. Not only can this help to save money, it is also an eco-friendly way to live, by reducing the amount of trash that is produced.
Throw pillow cases in different sizes may be ordered online, or it is fairly simple to sew one just by purchasing a few yards of fabric, and following some basic instructions. These may be found in a sewing guide, or there are many instructional websites and videos that are also found online. Some people even choose to turn old cushions, such as from a sofa or a piece of outdoor furniture, into a casual floor pillow by sewing a new throw pillow case for it. This can be a fun and creative project for people who are just learning to sew.
Another benefit to covering a pillow with a throw pillow case is that it makes it much easier to wash. For households with kids or pets, this can be invaluable; the case can simply be removed, treated with a stain remover and thrown in the washing machine, whereas a pillow with an attached case would just need to be spot treated. If necessary, the throw pillow case can always be changed again if it does become damaged, or if the decor in the rest of the room changes as well.