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Pillow Making, a Beginner Sewing Project

Pillow Making, a Beginner Sewing Project
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how to make a throw pillowHere's a little project that can be put together in an hour or less. The size of the pillow is your choice. The instructions here are for a small (12") pillow. Note: You can print these instructions, the instruction photos will not print.
Servings
1 pillow
Cook Time
1 hour or less
Servings
1 pillow
Cook Time
1 hour or less
Pillow Making, a Beginner Sewing Project
Print Recipe
how to make a throw pillowHere's a little project that can be put together in an hour or less. The size of the pillow is your choice. The instructions here are for a small (12") pillow. Note: You can print these instructions, the instruction photos will not print.
Servings
1 pillow
Cook Time
1 hour or less
Servings
1 pillow
Cook Time
1 hour or less
Ingredients
Servings: pillow
Instructions
  1. Fold fabric in half, right sides (outside of fabric) facing together.
  2. Optional: Make a 13" x 13" template/pattern out of paper, pin or weigh down on your folded fabric and cut (two pieces). Otherwise, just cut two 13" x 13" pieces of fabric.
  3. With the two pillow pieces still right sides together, pin them on all four sides.
  4. Sew seams on 3 full sides of the pillow with the sewing machine, 1/2" in from the edges. Partially sew the 4th side, leaving an opening large enough to fit your hand into.
  5. Trim corners to an angle (a little bit, make sure you don't cut the stitches). This will keep the corners from bunching up when the fabric is turned right-side-out.
  6. Reach into the pillow, grab the far end and pull it through the hole -- turning the pillow right-side-out. Push out corners by sticking a finger in them.
  7. Optional but helpful: Iron the pillow flat, folding the unsewn seam edge to the inside. This will help you later when you hand-sew this last opening closed.
  8. Stuff pillow with the batting. You can make it as full (firmer) or loose (softer) as you want.
  9. Pin the opening closed with straight pins.
  10. Hand sew the opening closed. That's it, you're done!
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