Pillows can be very expensive to buy. You can sew beautiful designer pillows that match your decor and add a touch of pizazz to your home very easily. Pillows also make great gifts.
You can make a pillow out of almost anything. Teens are making tee shirt and old jeans pillows. Here are instructions to Recycle a T-Shirt and Sew A Throw Pillow
Preserve that favorite "blankie" or what's left of it in a pillow for your child to keep. They can take it off to college with them. You would be surprised how many "blankies" go to college.
Shop around the finest home decor boutiques for pillow ideas. Carry a small notepad with you to write or sketch the ones you want to copy. The details make the difference as well as choice of fabric and trims.
Many pillow sewing instructions include a zipper in the middle of the back piece. Instead of a lapped or centered zipper, try sewing an invisible zipper in one of the end seams to make the pillow reversible as in the recycled tee shirt pillow.
Here is another good tutorial on how to sew an invisible zipper in a decorative designer pillow.
Sewing Tip: To help keep the zipper from slipping while you sew it, fuse Lite Steam-A-Seam to the zipper tape. (This is a paper backed fusible web.) Fuse the zipper in place and then stitch it. This technique works for all types of zippers. Try it!
Note: Be sure to see How To Sew Ends Of Satin Twisted Cord Trim On Pillows
Check out this site to Learn How to Prevent Dog-Eared or Floppy Corners on Pillows
Go to this site for sewing instructions for three great pillows by Linda Lee from The Sewing Workshop.
See "How To Sew An Easy Decorative Pillow Cover" to make a pretty Harem Pillow.
Shop Amazon. For some good books on sewing pillows, see: Christopher Nejman's Pillows: Designer Sewing Techniques or Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home: Pillows Window Treatments Slipcovers Table Coverings Kids' Accessories or Simply Pillows (Simply) or Sew Sensational: Pillows
Search Amazon for more books on sewing pillows.
For tons of ideas for pillows, go to Sewing Pillows is a Fun Home Dec Project.
From beginners to advanced, from no-sew to the most intricate sewing techniques, everyone loves pillows. Follow these guidelines to make your own gorgeous designer pillows.
It just makes sense!
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