Learning how to sew DIY pillows is one of the first things I recommend for an individual interested in easy sewing. Today, I’m sharing a simple pillow tutorial for the beginner sewer. I am confident that you can finish this project in no time, no matter your skill level!
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Easy Pillow for Beginners
While this tutorial was posted several years ago on my original blog, Designers Sweet Spot, I am confident that you will enjoy it just as much today.
I ‘m so excited to share this simple pillow tutorial for the beginner sewer. Although it’s easy enough for anyone to create, it includes a few little tricks that make this project fun for anyone. I love the idea of using these decorative pillows as a throw pillow in the living room.
I used 18″ x 18″ pillow insert forms from Fairfield World for this project. They are very nice quality, and the size is big enough to fill in space nicely behind your back and the rather prickly wicker sofa.
I cut my fabric with 1″ of ease in both directions for the pillows. This extra room makes it easy to slip the pillow form inside the envelope pillow cover without it being too tight. I measured and cut my fabric 19″ x 19″ to give it plenty of room inside and compensate for any shrinkage in washing later on.
I like to use 100% cotton thread when I sew, it’s a bit heavier and holds up very well in the machine. It is also the best choice if you are a beginner sewer working on improving your sewing skills. You can find it labeled as a thread for machine quilting. Although it’s a bit more expensive than the regular polyester/cotton variety, it is well worth it.
To make this DIY pillow cover project super easy, I put together a video tutorial explaining the steps! Enjoy and happy sewing!
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