By BiSM1LLah-empiritrage. Pillows and Throws. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 06:07:23 AM.
So now that we've considered the different types of stuffing for pillows, let's get down to business and do the actual preparation and sewing part. For preparation, let's collect the materials first. Since the pillow is such a simple project, not many materials are required. Start off with the fabric for the pillow, and your choice of a form or fiberfill. Then get some matching thread, some hand needles and a couple of pins, scissors, and perhaps something to mark your fabric with.
The best thing about them is that you can use them anywhere around the house on the couches, armchairs and sofas. Their small size and fancy decorations of embroidery, cords, beads and seams make them a perfect decoration item, not forgetting that they are made in a wide range of colors that leave you with a wide selection to choose from. The guiding factor for you as you check out the colors should be the color of the walls and wall hangings as well as the other rugs around the house.
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.