Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The one seam pillow

I've been making pillows and pillow cases. Thought I'd share my quickest pillow ever!

Here's what you need:
  • One square of fabric and one square of batting the same size as your pillow form. Mine are 16" x 16".
  • Two pieces of fabric for the back, each the size of your pillow form x the size of your form plus 4". Mine are 16" x 20". Fold them in half wrong sides together matching the short edges.
Layer your batting square, the pillow front right side up, and the two backing pieces matching the raw edges. The folds will overlap in the middle. Pin all the way around.
Sew all the way around the pillow using a 1/2" seam allowance. Trim the corners and turn right side out.
Slip in your pillow form! Voila!
Making the pillow smaller than your form is a great tip for getting a nice plump pillow. The batting for the front and the double layers on the back, both provide for a nice stable pillow.

Here they are in place!
My Sprocket pillow needs some stuffing ~ hope to get that today. Then I'll be adding some cute buttons in the middle.

I found these at Michael's for $2.99. The buttons on each card stack - pretty darn cute!

9 comments:

  1. Love your pillows and that envelope opening is what I use! The sprocket pillow is too cute - have you a tut for that one?

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  2. Thank you so much for that tute, thats brilliant. How easy is that, I'll definitely finish making my pillows now

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  3. Great quick and very useful tutorial. Thank you!

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  4. Oooh that bed looks so sweet and cheerful! Love your simple method; thanks!

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  5. Thanks for this great tute...even I can do this one!

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  6. Lovely and fresh colors; detailed (and easy!) tutorial. Thank you for sharing:)

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  7. That is too easy and cute. I'v always wonder if you sleep at night or dream of how to creat new and beautiful things.
    Thanks,
    Jean

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  8. That is so beautiful...and love all of the pillows together!!!!

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  9. I can't buy pillow forms here in my town anymore. Walmart eliminated their fabric dept. and only carry minimal notions. I live on a rock sticking out of the ocean. Do you know the best place to order them from? Best price, good selection of sizes. Thanks, Nancy

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