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Making Pillows: Advice For Those Who Don’t Sew Well

I value efficiency and I hate wasting time. Having said that, I have made a few pillows. I am sure you know how to make pillows, so I am not providing a tutorial on how to make a pillow. I am going to tell you what I learned making pillows. LESSON 1: Listen To Your Mother It’s not that I didn’t believe my mother when she said, “If you use the stuffing rather than a pillow insert, it won’t look as good.” It’s just that I didn’t find an insert and I settled for the stuffing. So, look harder for the inserts.  Look online and deal with the sizes they come in. I couldn’t find the lumbar insert in the store but they exist and I could have bought one online. LESSON 2: Practice Cutting And Sewing In A Straight Line Yes, I can’t cut in a straight line. I have good scissors too- it’s not their fault. I sew pretty straight but sometimes I get heavy on the pedal, and my line gets a little …

Sewing Project

Caroline loves her new patio bed. I used outdoor fabric and polyester stuffing. In case you don’t know how to make pillows, here are instructions. Sew two equal size pieces of fabric together (inside facing outward). Leave a hole large enough (approximately 3 inches) to reach your hand in. Push the fabric through the 3 inch hole so that the outward side of the material shows. Then insert the stuffing and hand sew the hole.