Sometimes when I’m making a pillow, I’ll realize that I don’t have a pillow form on hand that’s the right size or shape for the project I’m working on. So, today I’m going to share with you how to make a pillow form. It’s a really quick and easy project.
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How To Make A Pillow Form
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Lining or white fabric
Poly-fil – I like Fairfield’s Poly-fil
1) Cut out lining. I like to make the pillow from out of one piece of lining. To figure the cuts – take the pillow form size and add 1″ to the width. For this example I’m making a 20″ x 20″ pillow form, so my width measurement is 21″. For the length measurement double the length of form and add 10″. So my length measurement is 20″ x 2 = 40″ + 10″ = 50″.
2. Mark a line on each end of the lining that is 5″ from edge. (See above photo). This will be used later to show where final seam needs to sewn.
3. Fold fabric in half, right sides together. Short ends together.
4. Serge or sew the two side seams. Normally I would use a matching thread, but I used black so that it would show up better in the photos.
5. Turn right side out, and stuff with poly-fil.
6. Pin open end closed, placing the pins in 1″ from the line.
7. Serge the open end closed, making sure that the seam is on the marked line. You can cut off 4″ or so of the end fabric to help the pillow go through the serger easier.
Do you make your own pillow forms? Or do you prefer ready made pillow forms?
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