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« on: July 07, 2005 02:26:26 PM »

How to Make Throw Pillows

1.  Measure Pillow Form
Measure the length and width of your pillow form along the sewn edges and jot down the dimensions

2.  Choose Fabric, and Pre-shrink
Check the cleaning instructions on the end of the bolt of fabric before purchasing. If you intend to wash the pillow cover, you must pre-shrink the fabric.
3.  Cut Pillow Front Piece
To create the front of the pillow cover, cut one piece of fabric the same size as the pillow form. Because the fabric should fit snugly over the pillow form, this measurement includes a 1/2 inch seam allowance. If the pillow form is very firm, it may be necessary to add 1 inch to both the length and width of the pillow.

4.  Cut Pillow Back Pieces
To create the back of the pillow cover, cut one piece of fabric the same width as the front piece of the pillow and 4 inches longer than the length of the pillow front. Fold the piece in half lengthwise and cut along the fold. Turn this edge, which measures the same as the width of the pillow, under 1/4 inch and press, turn under again and stitch 1/16" from fold to secure. Repeat with the other back piece.  You  may want to simply cut the back piece of fabric exactly the same size as the front. This pillow cover will require a centered zipper closure if you want a removable cover.

6.  Stitch Front to Back
With right sides together, lay one half of the pillow back on the pillow front and pin in place. Pin the other half of the pillow back in place. The two pillow backs will overlap each other by 1 1/2 inches. Stitch the back and front together using a 1/2" seam allowance.  If the back of your pillow is a single piece of fabric, sew as directed, but leave an opening and add a centered zipper on that side on the pillow.

7.  Trim Excess
Trim the excess fabric from the corners.

8.  Turn Cover to Right Side   
Turn the pillow cover right side out and insert the pillow form.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009 06:44:42 PM »

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I made this throw pillow cover tonight for a 14x14 pillow, and it fits perfectly. Pictures to follow.
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