Monday, September 7, 2009

Tutorial:Decorative Pillow

What you will Need

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Measure your Stuffed Pillow that will go inside of your Pillow Cover you Sew. Mine is about 11 1/2 inches, so cut out your fabric at about 12 inches.

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Here is my cut out pillow. You are going to put this aside for a little bit.


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Now you are going to Cut out strips of Fabric that are about double the length of the actual pillow. My Pillow is 12 inches long, so I would cut mine out at 24 inches.


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Take one of your Strips and put your machine on the basting stitch. Make sure you are sewing down the middle.

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Make sure you don't cut your thread right next to your fabric. You need all the thread you can get. This is what you will pull to gather your seams. Give about 1-2 thread allowance.


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Now grab one of the thread's and pull carefully, if it breaks, you have to start over.
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This is what it looks like when it's done.


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Get one side of the pillow and start pinning your gathered pieces. Make sure to lay them flat because it can get hard to sew them since they are all gathered.

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This can get difficult, but you gotta have patience. Make sure you put your machine back on normal stitch. Just sew on stop of your baste stitch.

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Just keep doing this. I only used 5 strips for my pillow.
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Now take your other piece of the pillow you cut out, right sides together and sew. Then you will turn it inside out, and put the pillow in. I usually hand sew one side.

Now you are done!! I made 2, so it's not one long big one!
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11 comments:

Liz said...

You are so creative. That is so darn cute.

You Paid More Than Me said...

Cute blog! Lovely pics too :)

meredith* said...

love ruffles! you need to post more awesome stuff, I'm seriously stalking this blog!

Carly said...

thanks for your comment on my blog! :)
i'm glad to have found yours- i'm so in the beginning stages here haha :)

hearttypat said...

This is pretty! I'm just hopeless at the sewing machine.

Carly said...

this is so cute! i love your room, i need some inspiration for our bedroom :) love the love! sign above the bed. annnnd i just realized this is my second comment on this post, haha! :) thanks again for commenting on my blog lol

syd and spence said...

oh goodness i love this pillow so much. looks like i found another sewing project to add to my list! love your blog!

Running On Happiness said...

Oh you are simply AMAZING!! I wish I knew how to sew!

Melina said...

thats so could!

Heidi said...

OH my gosh these are so amazing. You did such a great job! :)

Alycia (thecuriouspug.com) said...

wow that's really cool!