Make It Monday – How to Sew a Basic Throw Pillow
Posted by supermom on February 2, 2009
Sewing a basic throw pillow is perfect for both the beginner and for the more advanced who just want a quick, easy-sew project. You can either recover an existing throw pillow or buy ready made pillow forms.
For a 16′ pillow, cut a 17″ square from a double layer of fabric. This will give you the front and back of your pillow cover.
Next, pin and sew ½” seam along four sides, leaving an opening approximately eight inches on one side.
Trim seams to a ¼”. Clip corners on the diagonal.
Turn right side out. Press well.
Insert pillow form. Hand sew opening closed using either a slip stitch or blind stitch. I prefer to use a blind stitch.
The pillow is now finished.
And for a bit of a surprize, I’ll turn it over and show you the other side.
This was a simple addition. I turned under ¼” on the Redwork embroidery, centered it on one of the squares of fabric (before sewing them together.) Then I pinned it and sewed it in place by machine.
So you see, you can take a basic pillow cover and jazz it up with an embroidered applique or even with a piece of contrasting fabric. You are only limited by your imagination. Have fun with it!
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