How to make Pillows

Decorating on a budget is a challenge, especially when something as simple and essential as a throw pillow costs $50.  One of the easiest way to add a personal touch to your living space is with throw pillows.  Turns out, you are better off making them yourself! I make all my own throw pillows now for under $5.  Below I show you how to make your own pillows, you'll be surprised how easy they are!

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of fabric the size you want your pillow. Iron the fabric so you get all the creases out.

Step 2:  Lay the fabric pieces on top of each other so that the inside of the pillow is facing out.  Pin the edges so the fabric stays lined up.

Step 3: Sew a straight line across 3 out of the 4 edges.  Make sure you sew along the outside.

Step 4:  When you get to the 4th edge, only sew about 3/4 of the way across. Make sure to leave enough room for your hand to fit through so you can stuff the pillow.

STep 5:  Turn the pillow right side out.

Step 6:  Now it's time to stuff the pillow.  I usually use Poly-Fil and it works just fine.  You can get this at Walmart.  Stuff the pillow to your desired stiffness.

Step 7: Almost done!  To finish the pillow off, simply hand sew the portion you left open for stuffing together to close the whole. Print Friendly and PDF

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