By BiSM1LLah-empiritrage. Pillows and Throws. At Thursday, October 18th 2018, 02:27:50 AM.
When adding throw pillows into the mix it is always safest to go with a somewhat limited color palette and big geometric patterns. Textures such as cotton and linen are the best fabrics though silk throw pillows do have a place in certain modern settings. If you really like a lot of color then the best bet is to snatch the color palette from an existing piece of art or "busy" decorative item.
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.
Throw pillows may be given personalized look by incorporating company logos or photos on them. Cloth used for casing these pillows range from soft cottons to silky velvets. Pillows that are designed in shapes of flowers and are colorful, add a new look to old couches. Embroidered pillows combined with gold velvet tapestry look elegant.