By BiSM1LLah-empiritrage. Pillows and Throws. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 06:29:47 AM.
Pillows are items generally used to support and cushion a part of the body. They consist of an outer case that contains some kind of stuffing. Some may be stuffed with feathers, but these are costly pillows and not suitable for the many people who are allergic to feathers. Hence a polyester stuffing is available as an alternative, or even polystyrene beads.
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.
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.