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DIY Project Make Pillows and Cushions

Updated on October 22, 2015

Luxury begins at home

Comfortable and Attractive
Comfortable and Attractive | Source

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:

1) Material

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)

2) Tools

a. Scissors

b. Sewing machine

c. Tape

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 must be big enough and soft enough
Pillows must be big enough and soft enough | Source

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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

Use more pillows and cushions for comfort
Use more pillows and cushions for comfort | Source

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

Create comfort and create style
Create comfort and create style | Source

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
Old clothes
Very tough yet soft
Children's room
Sponge of soft rubber
Extremely soft
Cotton Waste
Not too flexible
Living rooms
Solid support or total relaxation

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    Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

    Hey, sure is nice to know you have worked on it. Thanks for the lookup.

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    Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

    Thanks billybuc, thanks for the look up.

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    Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

    Thanks DDE. I appreciate your look up.

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    Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Great ideas for the use of a simple pillow and certainly is a luxury for anyone at home.

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Great suggestions and tips. Thank you!

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    It has been some time since I have made a pillow. I remember my sister made some similar to the heart pillow in the video. They do make a room look pulled together.