(Sewing Machine – Unnecessary)
One of the unfortunate drawbacks to throw pillows is that buying them can get quite expensive, especially if you like to have a LOT of throw pillows. However, the price shouldn’t stop you from having the throw pillows of your dreams. There are many more ways to build up your throw pillow collection than the traditional buy it from the retail store route. (They’ll help keep you from breaking the bank too.)
Here I am only going to go over one of them (though there are definitely more to come, especially for those out there who are less of the “do it yourself” or “arty” types.) This, as you probably figured out from the title, is about how to make your own throw pillows.
At the mention of making your own throw pillows people react very differently. Some people jump up and get excited for their next project and then start planning all the pillows they are going to make for their friends and family. Others run from the very idea of any kind of “do it yourself” project.
The great thing about this method of making your own pillows is that it is easy and simple and doesn’t require any special sewing skill or even a sewing machine. All it requires is needle and thread, fabric and some stuffing material. So those of you who are shaking at the very thought of making your own pillow, rest assured, we’ve got your back and are going to make it as easy as possible. (Just in case you really don’t go for the make your own throw pillow idea, we’ve got plenty of other money saving tips in store for you)
Now, I spent some time scouring the internet to find a video that would break down the steps of making a pillow by hand. This one is great, it is easy to understand and keeps everything simple. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll see you on the other side with a little more information.
a) Make one pillow out of cotton or some other machine washable material and stuff it with your filler, and then seal it up.(Make sure this pillow fits inside the second pillow)
b) Then make a fancy pillow case, out of your nice material. (Make sure that you leave one side open when you are sewing this pillow.) Put your first pillow inside your second pillow, and then seal the first pillow up (or just follow step 3)
c) If you know how to install a zipper then it would be a good idea to seal your second pillow with a zipper. If you don’t, and you don’t want to learn, then you can take your pillow to a tailor and they can put in a zipper for you. (Make sure you spend less on getting a zipper installed than you would by just buying a pillow at retail prices.)
Good luck on all your pillow making!!!