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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

DIY: Making a Pillow

I would like to start off by telling you that I do not really know how to sew.
But that didn’t stop me from making a pillow.

I will explain step by step how I did it.

Materials needed:

Fabric (enough for the back and front of course)
Iron-on ultra hold 5/8” tape
Poly-fil stuffing (one 12 oz. bag will be enough)
Needle and thread

Time: Since this was my first time, it took about 3 hours to finish this project.

Step one:

Iron fabric to get any of the wrinkles out

Step two:

Place fabric pattern side up
Lay tape across the top of fabric, paper side up and iron over tape according to instructions.

Step three:
Peel off the paper

Step four:
Place second fabric (patterned side down) on top of first fabric.
Step five:
Iron over, until secured together.

Repeat steps three and four to all sides, leaving a small opening to stuff.
Step six: (optional)
To reinforce hold, I hand stitched all the sides. (Remember not to sew over the opening.)

Step seven:
Reverse fabric to patterned side out.
Stuff with poly-fil
Then sew the opening closed
And VOILA! You have a pillow!

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