“So what are you doing tomorrow?”, Buddy said as we got into bed the other night. “Well, I think I’m just gonna to make some pillows and blog about it.” There was a moment of silence and then it happened…we erupted with laughter at the absurdity of my statement. “Really?! You’re going to make pillows and blog about it? That’s your day?”
We laughed for a solid 5 minutes straight…to the point where I was crying. And then I answered, “Yes, that’s what I’m doing tomorrow, tough life, I know!”
Well folks, I did it. I made pillows and here’s the corresponding blog post…at least I followed through!
I love the textures of these fabrics! I cut the fabric to the desired size and then folded it in half so that I only had to sew 3 sides and not all four. And in case you’re a pillow-making novice…you start by sewing the fabric inside out.Once you get to your last side, you leave a 4-5 inch hole. This is where you’ll flip the pillow back to the right side and insert the filling. I start by filling the corners and then work my way back.Since I was only sewing three straight lines, stuffing the pillows definitely took a lot longer than the sewing.
Once the pillow is stuffed to your liking, you hand-sew the rest of the pillow shut. I like a full, heavy pillow so I put a lot of stuffing in.
On the second pillow I found a much easier way to get an even cut (if you’re making a square pillow). Fold the fabric in half, then just bring one corner down to make a right triangle and boom, you’ve got an even edge to cut from. DRUMROLL please……Ta-daaaa… aren’t they beauts?!Mmmm…I just love this buttery yellow color.I’m loving these fabrics…they just look so rich! The blue one has crowns in the pattern which makes it look regal! Not to mention it reminds me of a claddagh ring!and here they are in a guest bedroom…
This project only took me about 45min-1hr to do! And it’s pretty straight forward, so happy pillow-making!