Sewing for the Home: How To Create A Decorative, Pocket Pillow!

Tiffany Dunn, Fashion, Sewing, Design

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8 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:58
    • 2. Preparing Your Fabric

      0:39
    • 3. Cutting Your Fabric

      1:25
    • 4. Ironing On Interfacing

      1:09
    • 5. Sewing Pocket

      2:20
    • 6. Sewing Front of Pillow to the Back

      1:57
    • 7. Stuffing and Closing Pillow

      0:49
    • 8. Outro

      0:46

Project Description

For the class project, you can follow along with how I made mine, or create your own version.

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I recommend washing your fabric before beginning

Tools:

-Sewing Machine

-Iron & Board

-Cutting Board/measuring tape/ruler

-Scissors

-Sewing pins

-Seam ripper (for mistakes!)

-Decorative Tape (optional, but very helpful!)

Supplies:

Your fabric amount will depend on how big you want your pillow. I will give you the exact measurements I am cutting my fabric to in class to help you decide how much you should get. I also recommend getting a little more than you think you need in case you miscalculate (happens to me!) or make a mistake that’s hard to fix. You can save what’s leftover for another project.

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Also it might seem difficult to calculate how many yards you need but don’t let it scare you! It is a great skill to have.

-Iron-on interfacing, lightweight to midweight

      Pocket: 7.5,” Pillow Front and Pillow back: 13”x 13” each

-Fabric (non-stretchy)

      Pocket: 8,” Pillow Front & Back: 13” x 13” each

      You can use the same fabric for the whole pillow, or mix and match like I did.

-Matching thread

-Stuffing

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