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DIY Project Make Pillows and Cushions
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Improve home interiors with colorful pillows and cushions
Home interiors is so much dependent on little things. It is tough to keep running around keeping everything shipshape. Comfort is a cushion or a pillow at the proper place at the proper time. Leaning back into a chair with a cushion is very satisfying; now try one without that cushion. Here in this DIY projects article we show you how you may conquer that bastion of comfort and add to the interior style of your home.
Keep changing your pillows
Using cushions day in and day out will make them dirty and lumpy. Two ways to keep your cushions looking great fall into these options.
A) Buying new cushions and
B) Make new cushion or pillow on your own
Obviously, one is not here to buy pillows. Let us explore the second option that is making cushions and pillows.
Assembly of material for making cushions
Begin with gathering items you will need for your project. This will include:
a. Cloth colored and patterned – 60 cm x 80 cm for each
b. Cushion filling – old cloth or cotton waste
i. Old cloth
ii. Cotton waste
iii. Sponge –2 pieces soft and 1 hard sponge (same size as pillow)
c. Gada cloth or any tough material that is soft
d. Thread (same color as cloth)
b. Sewing machine
d. Needle and thimble
Using old clothes for filler material saves you money. You do not have to run around too. People who want to use sponge or foam filling should measure the pillow size and buy foam that is smaller 10 cm in length and 10 cm in width.
Check up cushions you need
Pillows are the pillars of comfort
Do you like to use pillows?
Methodology is simple in pillow making
To make 45 cm x 65 cm pillows, cut the gada cloth 2 cm longer all round. Check for the rough side, by running your hand over the cloth. Keep this facing outward. Use a sewing machine to stitch three sides uniformly. Leave the fourth side open for filling your cushion or old cloth pieces. For pillows, it is better to use foam or soft rubber filling.
Now make the pillow covers or cushion covers. Use an overall length that is 10 cm more on all sides. These will have a bright side and a dull side. Keep the dull side top ways to stitch. Make a tuck along the edges to give the covers an even appearance. Use the needle to add on patchwork of your child’s favorite hero or action figure.
Work and Leisure and Pillow comfort
Why these DIY projects work
The reasons for success of DIY projects stem from these things:
a) You do them on your time
b) You can use cheap recycled material
c) You can start again if something does not turn out correctly
d) Incorporate your own patterns
e) Bring in friends and neighbors on this project
Pooling resources helps you conquer mountains with little effort. For this, find out those people in your neighborhood who would be useful for the project. If you are able to raise enough resources and talent, you could market your cushions in the locality. You could also go online with your products and advertise them to get more customers interested.
Do not give up
Most things begin by trial and error, but if one has a key figure, one who has talent and loves this work, then you are apt to spend lesser time in corrections and more time in productive work. The idea is to include this project as one of the many such as cooking, embroidery and making pickles and jams. This will keep your entire group of entrepreneurs busy all through the season.
Not everyone will agree with everything and if you feel left out go and do it alone. Nothing or nobody will stop you since you are doing it on your time. However, remember, when you are going commercial with your DIY project, customers may like what you do not. So, keep your options open
Many varieties many designs
Pillow making at home
Advantages of DIY make a pillow project
You have covered most of the advantages in the Reasons why DIY project work. Obviously, one saves money. One does not have to spend on something new and reduces the strain of searching and stitching a new one. One does not have a restriction on either color or size and can use anything one wants. To make a pillow or cushion, one only needs to start. Smart homemakers have modified their house interiors with beautiful pillows and exquisite looking cushions. You can begin this project and find how wonderful it is to become productive.
Comfort is a matter of choice
Material for Cushion
Room to Use
Very tough yet soft
Sponge of soft rubber
Not too flexible