How to make a Pillow Form

Making your own pillow is fairly easy.  All you need to do is decide how small or big you want your pillow to be.  I like to use muslin cloth as my cover (just 2 pieces of the size dimensions of your choice), and a poly fill stuffing.

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Sew all sides leaving enough of an opening to fill the pillow.  If possible serger the edges or zigzag so the material doesn’t fray when you need to wash it.  Then sew the opening closed.

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Pesky Corners!

Ever sew something right sides together and then when you turn it out.  Example: sewing a strap. You see those pesky corners don’t look nice.  You push and push trying to get the point and still nothing.

Tip: after sewing the seam get your scissors and cut the corner and the sides a little.  Don’t go past where the seam is at. Then turn it out and use a needle to pull the corner to a nice point.

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Measuring your body

Measuring the body is one of the most important things when making clothing.  If you measure wrong or don’t measure at all chances are your item will not fit correctly.  Below is a guide that I found on  Marathonsweetheart & … Continue reading