Check Out the Simple Decorative Pillow

Hello to you! Yesterday I was working on sewing projects for J&A’s room, and while I was sewing this cute little pillow…

I realized that this would be a perfect project for those of you who want to learn to sew or who just want to learn to sew or sew, but who don’t yet have the confidence to take on a big project like curtains. The pillows are the perfect starting point!!

Take the sewing machine out of the closet, dust it off and insert it. Here’s how to make this cute little pillow.

To make this 18″ x 12″ pillow, You will need two fabrics and a filling of your choice. The filling should be flat decorative. Some surfaces have a “lip” to be sewn into the seam, the lip not being visible on the finished product. You will recognize this type of trim, because the “lip” is not very beautiful at all. So, choose a coating that should lie flat and be completely decorative. Do you have it?

Okay, from the main fabric (green flowers), cut a 19.25″ x 7.25″ piece for the front of the pillow, then cut the back 19.25″ x 13.25″. From the contrasting fabric (strip), cut a 19.25″ x 7.25″ piece. The trim should be at least 20″ long. (I made two pillows, so I doubled everything.)

Place the two small front pieces with the right sides together and pin them along one of the long sides. Sew along the pinned edge with a 5/8″ seam.

Put the fabric back into your sewing machine so that the seam is under the foot. Place the trim on the seam and lower the foot so that it stays in place. Slowly start sewing the filling along the seam. Take your time for this part!! This is the most difficult part of the pillow, so do not rush. Make sure that you place the filling directly on the seam and that none of the small loops of the filling cling to the base of the sewing machine, and everything will be fine.

When the filling is sewn along the entire length, the front of your pillow is ready! See? It wasn’t that bad, was it?

Then place the fabric that you cut for the back of the pillow on the front of the pillow that you just finished. The right sides of the front cushion and the back cushion should be facing each other. Start gluing around the edge. I always start at the corners, working my way up to the middle of each edge.

Starting at the bottom of the pillow, sew around the edge with a 5/8″ seam. At the bottom, leave an opening large enough for your hand to continue, as seen here.

After you have sewn everything (except for the opening), cut the corners as shown. This avoids clutter when the pillow matter is turned to the right.

Now you are ready to turn it over to the right side. Pay special attention to the corners. You may need to use a straight pin and use it to gently pull on the corners so that you have a nice sharp angle.

And now your peck. Take a handful of polyester padding, inflate it with your hands, and then insert it into the pillow. Again, pay special attention to the corners. I can’t stand a pillow with empty corners!!

When the pillow is filled as much as you want (I would prefer mine to be filled more than less), use straight pins to close the hole at the bottom. Really try to hold your 5/8″ seam all the way. You may want a friend to help you keep the seam closed while you pin the seam.

You have two options for sewing the opening. First of all, you can sew it with your sewing machine. This is how ready-made pillows are made. I tried several times and thought this was the easiest option. But the fact is that if you are trying to put the edge of a plush pillow under the foot of your sewing machine, you will definitely need a second set of hands. Since I work alone, this process usually makes me frustrated – maybe crying-with the worst attitude and scolds my sewing machine.

To avoid all this, I hand-stitched the closed opening – a much quieter process, and it really doesn’t take long. I try to keep the stitch about 1/8″ from the edge and insert a stitch every 3/8″ or so. Now there is no need to use your tape measure for the. Just look at it.

The hand-sewn part looks like this. As you can see, you will always, always want to pay attention to the fact that this hand-sewn part is at the bottom of the pillow.

I just added a linen ruffle to a prefab dummy pillow, but it’s several times more difficult than making the pillow on top!!! I never realized how difficult it is to pick up laundry. It detangles so easily and it’s a pain to work with. So you have to go back to see how it goes.

I’d superior go to work. I hope you are having a great day!!