How to make a pillow with a sewing machine
Make a Decorative Pillows with Your Sewing Machine
How to make a pillow with a sewing machine. I am currently in the process of renovating an old Fraternity house I have my skills and my sewing machine. My husband is very handy and I am learning to do some construction and assist him when he needs help. My experience in more in the area of decorating with my sewing machine. I am making pillows to decorate the beds and some for the living room as well. I am going to teach you how to make your own pillows in this lens if you can sew by hand or have a sewing machine.
Very early on my mother taught us how to use the sewing machine. On several occasion I took it completely apart trying to get thread out of various places. It was then my mother an ambitious sewer, bought me my own machine. It was a little beyond a basic model and she taught me all the ins and outs of it. It was then that I really began sewing, the machine was much simpler for me to use than my mothers sewing machine. I began making my own clothes at that time.
When I grew up and got married, I began sewing for my daughter and made some home dÃÂ©cor, that was envied by my friends. I have several friends that I taught to sew and they are also making things for there homes. I have a sewing machine that does embroidery so I use it to decorate plan dÃÂ©cor such and white pillowcases. I embroider white designs and simply sew a store bought crocheted lace to the edge.
I have another sewing machine that is just a basic model which is perfect for sewing home dÃÂ©cor. All anyone needs for home sewing is a straight stitch and a zig-zag stitch. A sewing machine doesn't need to be fancy to sew for your home.
Learn how to make quick sew project that will accent any dÃ©cor and brighten any space.
Learn simple techniques to create pillows for your home.
You will learn to workout your designs and make pillows for your any room of your home
Making a pillow
Items you need:
1 pillow form or poly stuffing for each pillow
1 yard of decorator fabric
thread to match
fusible webbing tape and an iron
First layout the fabric and measure the size you would like the pillow to be (standard decorator pillows ate 16" and 18") onto the fabric. I usually fold the fabric lengthwise trim off the salvage edge and measure from the edge to the folded side. You will cut the 2 pieces of fabric on the folded side, this will give you a larger scrap piece you may find useful for another project. For a 17" cut a 17 1/2' x 17 1/2" square with the fabric doubled (16 1/2" x 16 1/2" for a 16' pillow).
Using a sewing machine make a 1/4" seams with the right sides facing each another. Continue around the edge with your sewing machine leaving one end opened for stuffing. Turn 1/4" from the corners and continue until 3 side have been sewn. Turn the pillow right side out, insert pillow form or stuff with poly-fill. Pin the open edge of the pillow closed with the edges turned inward and pin and hand stitch to close.
Place the 2 sided of the pillow facing each other. Place the fusible tape in between the fabric like a sandwich. With a heated iron fuse the fabric together. Do the other 2 edges of the fabric the same way making sure that the webbing fuses the fabric together. Let the pillow cover cool. When the pillow has cooled turn it right side out. Either use pillow form or stuffing to fill the pillow. Fold the open edge in and sandwich the fusible webbing between the two sides and pin. With a heated iron fuse the edge closed.
Pillows in decorating
Pillows have long been used to add color to an otherwise bland dÃ©cor. Pillows are simple to sew or they can be made using a fusible iron-on web to make attractive pillows for all kinds of decorating tricks. A plain sofa can become a showpiece in you living room, while simple pillows in decorative fabrics will finish the look of a bed. Pillows are used to bring color, pattern or texture to a piece of furniture. By adding little pops of color to your room you can encourage the eye to take in the whole room.
When choosing furniture for you room neutral colors with different pillows can change the entire room to suit the mood of the season. Consider pillow for the holidays, they add a bit of the season dÃ©cor right onto your sofa or bed. Children delight in seasonal holidays, so give them some holiday designs like Christmas, Halloween, and Easter pillows.
I like to decorate the bedrooms with pillow which are seasonal. Winter, summer, spring and fall are perfect times of the year to change the dÃ©cor of your rooms. Simply adding a few pillows around can change the dÃ©cor inexpensively and easily.
The Perfect Sewing Machine - Inexpensive and Perfect for Home Sewing
Brother sewing machines are light weight and easy to use. Every home decorator should have a sewing machine to create pillows, slip-covers, drapery and all your decorating needs.
A nice little machine for all your sewing needs. Great for home sewing.