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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pillows, An Easy Quick Method

An easier and quick way to make a nice pillow is to take a piece of fabric with a neat picture or great design and back it (put a backing piece of fabric) with something pretty too.

I have made one this evening for showing. I began with a piece of upholstery fabric with a wolf on it for my friend Phyllis. Not happy with any thing i had for backing I made a piece of fabric by sewing together little squares but you could just use a single piece.

Lay the two pieces of fabric with the right sides together...
Put right sides together and pin it around three edges.

Pin around and then stitch up three sides. Turn right side out and Stuff with old t-shirts or towels shredded, the guts of an old couch or bed pillow that still smells good, polyfill stuffing they sell at craft and fabric stores altho this is the most expensive option, use plastic bags like the ones from the grocery store.
Stuffing, edge already pinned together.
Then turn under the edges of the opening and pin it across.
Pins running along the edge we're going to stitch.
Then find a nice matching or contrasting thread and overstitch it all the way around so no one knows which side you stuffed it from.
Viola !~! Pillow ready for gifting.

Finished pillow.


  1. Oooooo it's so pretty. I can't wait to place it on the bed with the matching blankie. Thank you... so very much. Love you.

  2. Many thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    I hope you enjoy making crafts! Thanks again!