By BiSM1LLah-empiritrage. Pillows and Throws. At Friday, October 19th 2018, 00:43:41 AM.
Placing decorative accent pillows on top of even the oldest couch can add not only to its looks, but also to is comfort. Pillows can be blended in with the color of the room or used in contrast to it for a bolder look. Pillows can actually replace couches and chairs when needed. Too many people showed up for the movie night? Just bring out the pillows and everyone is happy.
This is an optional consideration and doesn't apply to many modern pillow varieties. If your decor is based on a traditional Victorian theme then you will undoubtedly opt for aubusson style pillows that are full of tassels and flared edges with trim to spare. Fringes definitely give the pillows more impact and for this reason you will want to use slim small edges on smaller pillows and limit the amount of large throws with big bold tassels and trim.
First off, decide what size you'd like your pillow to be. Let's just say, for the purposes of an example, that I wanted to make a throw pillow that's seven inches square. Now you need to add a half inch to each side (in other words, a whole inch.) That's the size you'll end up cutting your fabric. Mine will end up being eight inches. That gives you enough room to sew around the edges. Cut two pieces of fabric in this size, then place the two right sides together. Pin one side, making sure that the two pieces are secure. Then, using a basic running stitch, sew to the other end one half inch from the edge. Backstitch a few times before ending with a knot. Continue this around two of the other sides, leaving one side open.