Making Throw Pillows
An easy and inexpensive way to spice up a room is with throw pillows.
They can be any size, shape, color you want them to be. Throw pillows are great accents in
In a living room or family room...use coordinating or contrasting
coloredpillows on a couch or chair to add that small designer's touch. If you have a large room, you can
never have too many throw pillows.
For your bedroom...throw pillows add that decorator touch when you arrange lots of pillows at the head of the bed.
Throw pillows are fun, because you can make them to match your decor, or you can make them in
contrasting colors and/or patterns to change the attitude of the room.
You can either purchase a pillow form or use fiber filling to stuff your pillow.
Measure your pillow or decide what size you want and add a 1/2" to each side for the seams.
Select your fabric and then measure the fabric according to the size of your pillow (remembering to
include the seam width).
Take the cut piece of fabric and put it together with the RIGHT SIDES together. You should be
looking at the back sides of the fabric.
Stitch the fabric only on three sides, 1/2' from the edge.
Turn your pillow cover to right side out. If the fabric is wrinkled, give it a nice pressing to
make it a more professional look.
Stuff the pillow cover with either the pillow form or fiber fill.
Pin the opening closed tucking in the raw edges.
Hand stitch the opening trying not to let the stitches show.
This is the simplest type of throw pillow.
Now, get creative and put fringe in your next one...or make a rolled tube
pillow... or sew ribbons on the fabric before you sew up the seams.
For more ideas and techniques in making pillows, here is a book that can help you:
Creative Publishing Pillows Book
The ideas are endless. Allow your imagination to run wild and get super creative!